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13 The Center of Everything 

A $1 3.3 million renovation to the Allan W. Mund College Center 
has begun. Scheduled to be completed in four phases by spring 
201 2, the plans call for a "Green" building and will seek to achieve 
LE.E.D. certification. Mund will be transformed into an attractive, 
accessible place that nurtures connection, learning, and engagement. 


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20 Class News & Notes 
33 In Memoriam 

On the Cover: A student searches for the perfect LP in the College Store, 
the cover of the Second Annual Spring Arts Festival program, Mund 
with its western-style fence, and Dr. Allan W. Mund H'66 (bottom left): 
are all part of the Allan W. Mund College Center's four decades of history. 

Inside Cover: A student strolls across the Academic Quadrangle at dawn, 
passing both the Administration Building/Humanities Center and the 
Vernon and Doris Bishop Library. 

WINTER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

U.S. News Ranks LVC Even Higher in 

"Best Baccalaureate Colleges" 

and #2 in "Great Schools, Great Prices" 

For the second consecutive year, Lebanon Valley 
College was ranked #2 in the North in the 
"Great Schools, Great Prices" category among 
"Best Regional Colleges" in U.S. News & World 
Reports 201 1 edition of the book Americas Best 
Colleges. LVC has been among the top 10 colleges in its 
category for all seven years the list has been compiled — 
including the past four years when it has been among the 
top three. In addition, LVC moved up to #7 overall among 
the 64 comparable institutions in its regional category and 
has been ranked among the top tier of its respective category 
in the nation for 17 consecutive years. 

LVC has also been recognized 
by other respected educational 
publications as a national 
leader in important indicators 
of academic quality, including 
Forbes, Washington Monthly, and 
The Princeton Review. 

Among the 318 institutions 
nationwide in the U.S. News 
Best Regional Colleges category, 
LVC is ranked in the top one 
percent for enrolling Freshmen 
from the Top 25 Percent of their 
High School 


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Lebanon Valley College 
has been ranked among 
the top tier of its respective 
category in the nation for 
17 consecutive years. 



Class and in the top three percent for 
Average Freshman Retention Rate 
(number of students who return for 
their sophomore year). LVC s Average 
Graduation Rate of 71 percent puts the 
College among the top 2.5 percent of 
all 3 1 8 colleges and universities in the 
country for Best Regional Colleges. Only 
six institutions had a higher graduation rate, including 
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine 
Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

"It is particularly important in these times of economic 
stress to increase awareness of LVC s nationally recognized 
Presidential Scholarship Program," said Dr. Stephen C. 
MacDonald, LVC president (above). "External recognition 
from national publications helps those families considering 
Lebanon Valley College realize that a private liberal arts 
education is still the best value in American higher education 
and a financially achievable goal." 

The Valley 

Alpha Phi Omega, Nu Delta Chapter, 
Celebrates 50 Years at LVC 

.LV v-/ S co-ed service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, Nu Delta 
Chapter, recently celebrated the 50 th anniversary of the chapters 
founding with a day of service and fellowship. Active brothers, as well 
as those who pledged as early as 1967, came together to celebrate the 
work that APO has accomplished in its 50 years at LVC. 

Started in the spring of 1960, Nu Delta quickly established itself 
as a group of campus leaders — a tradition that has lasted throughout 
its history at LVC. The men who established the chapter took charge 
of campus safety plans, worked as resident assistants, and mentored 
underclassmen. The legacy of leadership continues to the present day, 
when 100 percent of the current, co-ed members are involved in other 
extracurricular activities, with many holding leadership positions as 
presidents of several student organizations, resident assistants, and peer 
mentors. Key members of the women's rugby and mens volleyball teams 
also belong to APO. 
Courtesy of Mary Auker '10 

APO alumni returned to campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary 
of their chapter s founding at LVC 

m^ms I Feb. 4 Concert to Feature LVC Alumnus 

LVC kicked off the second annual Distinguished Artists Series with a 
concert by internationally known pianist Barbara Nissman on Sept. 26, 
followed by a Nov. 7 performance by soprano Jeanine De Bique. "This 
year's concert series is showcasing some of the finest performers in 
classical music/' noted Dr. Mark Mecham, chair of the Music Department 
and Clark and Edna Carmean Distinguished Professor of Music at LVC. 


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The grand finale of the series will feature the U.S. Army Field Band 
Chamber Brass in a performance scheduled for Feb. 24, 2011, in Lutz Hall 
of the Blair Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Staff Sergeant Todd Sturniolo '01 
(back row, far right), who earned bachelor degrees in music performance 
and music education at LVC, plays trombone for the famous chamber group. 

WINTER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

College Holds First 
Hispanic Heritage Month 

LVC held its first Hispanic Heritage Month in September. 
Organized by Dr. Ivette Guzman-Zavala in collaboration 
with the Department of Languages, the Office of Multi- 
cultural Affairs, and the students of Latinos Unidos, the 
celebration included educational events, a film series, art 
exhibits, and a banquet. 

Students taking classes with Dr. Gabriela McEvoy, 
assistant professor of Spanish, and Guzman-Zavala, assistant 
professor of Spanish, displayed their research posters in 
Lynch. Also, Nancy Williams, adjunct instructor of art and 
art education, had her students work on a program, "Open 
Your Door to Diversity," with the Migrant Education 
Program in Lebanon. The students designed door panels 
for the programs offices and for doors at LVC. The artwork 
symbolizes the relationship between the two institutions. 
There were several other events held throughout the month 
with a Colloquium conversation by Dr. Iris Lopez, author 
of Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women's Struggle for 
Reproductive Freedom, serving as the capstone. 


You are cordially 
invited to join 

to promote and support the students and faculty 
of LVC's Music Department. 

VALLEY MUSICA is a network of alumni and 
friends of LVC music who make a tangible difference 
by providing a rich array of music programs for the 
students and the College's neighbors in the Central 
Pennsylvania region. 

As a member, you will receive invitations to concerts, 
lectures, master classes, and special events, as well as 
other benefits. 

To become a member or to learn more about 
VALLEY MUSICA, call the Music Department at 
717-867-6275 or visit 


LVC Receives 
Presser Foundation Grant 

Lebanon Valley College 
recently received $25,000 from 
The Presser Foundation in 
Haverford, Pa. The grant was 
used to replace 16 keyboards, all 
of the connecting technology, 
and other hardware in the 
College s Presser-Gillespie 
Music Technology Center 
located in the Blair Music 
Center on campus. 

The Presser Foundation has long supported Lebanon 
Valley College by funding the Presser Scholar Award each 
year, which recognizes the top academic student in the 
department of music during his or her senior year. 


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LVC Introduces New MBA 

Healthcare Management 


The College recendy introduced a new healthcare management 
concentration to its MBA program. It is designed to 
position graduates to assume greater leadership roles within 
the healthcare industry and to be advocates for quality and 
cost improvement in all aspects of healthcare. Graduates 
will have the tools and knowledge to work in healthcare 
and for any organization that serves or is connected to the 
healthcare delivery system. 

"With the number of healthcare-related employers in the 
region, the new healthcare concentration provides a way for 
MBA students with an interest in healthcare management to 
tailor an affordable and flexible MBA program to maximize 
their degree and career potential," explained Jennifer Easter, 
director of Lebanon Valley Colleges MBA Program. LVC 
alumni, who are not MBA students, may take up to two 
MBA courses; MBA alumni may return to take additional 
electives, any of the new healthcare courses, or complete 
the new healthcare management concentration. For more 
information, call 717-867-6335 or e-mail 


Ranked Fourth in the Country for Academics; 
Softball Earns NCAA Tournament Bid 

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announcec 
its annual "Girls Got Game" AII-AcademicTeams for 2009-2010 in 
September. LVC's softball team was ranked fourth among all NCA/ 
Division III institutions with a 3.482 combined GPA. In addition, 
nine individual players were named NFCA Scholar-Athletes. 

This academic success followed on the heels of the team's triumphs 
on the field in the spring when, ranked #23 in the nation, they 
were selected for their second NCAA Tournament in three years. 
They won three games in their eight-team regional tournament, 
including a 1-0 Victory over #6 Cortland State, before being 
eliminated by Alfred College. 

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Arnold Experiential Education Program Established 

Dr. E.H. Arnold H'87 and Dr. Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H'08 

have established The Edward H. Arnold and Jeanne Donlevy 
Arnold Program for Experiential Education. Through the 
program, the Arnolds will award up to $50,000 per year 
to support student-faculty research, independent student 
summer research, and independent student internships. 
Funding will be awarded through a systematic process 
overseen by Dr. Michael Green, vice president for academic 
affairs and dean of the faculty, and the newly created Arnold 
Grant Selection Committee. 

The funding started with the 2010-201 1 academic year. 
Specifically, the experiential learning grants will fund: 

^ Campus-based student/faculty research projects 

across the curriculum; 
^ Independent summer student research or scholarly 

projects; and 
^ Independent student domestic or international 

Award ranges for each of the three categories are: 

^ Student/faculty research projects can request grant 

funding in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 each. 
^ Independent student research project proposals can 

request from $500 to $3,000 each. 
^ Internship experience proposals can request from 

$500 to $3,000 each. 

"These grants will help remove financial impediments 
and enable students to pursue research and internship 
opportunities they could not previously consider due to 
their personal economic situation," Ed and Jeanne noted. 
"The program will enable faculty to engage students in 
research across the curriculum and possibly open new 
avenues of exploration previously unconsidered." 

WINTER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

LVC Graduates 429 Students and 

Honors Award Winners at 141st Commencement 

In a return to tradition, LVC awarded diplomas to 429 graduates on May 1 5 in a 
ceremony on the Academic Quadrangle with an additional 70 December graduates 
participating. The ceremonies had been held the previous several years on the north 
side of campus but had historically been held on the Academic Quadrangle. Joining 
the seniors, 5 1 students received master s degrees in business, science education, or 
music education. A record 30 students received doctorates in physical therapy 

'ith fiancee, 

Dr. Scon Walck 

The audience was treated to a heart- 
warming moment when Private First 
Class Cody Kimmel surprised his 
fiancee, Jessica Yoder '10, by jumping 
up on stage and presenting her diploma. 
Away on his tour of duty, Kimmel had 
not seen Yoder for 20 months. 

Dr. Scoti Walck, professor of physics, 
was the Commencement speaker. He 
told stories of discovery, creativity, 
and sharing, noting that "The creative 
process is thrilling, satisfying, full of 
hard work and magic and pain." By 
tradition, Walck was selected as the 
Commencement speaker by virtue 

of having received the College s top 
teaching honor, The Thomas Rhys 
Vickroy Award, the previous year. 

Dr. Grant Taylor, assistant professor 
of art and art history, won this years 
Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for 
teaching. Taylor was described by a 
nominator as someone who "demon- 
strates a commitment to a more 
experiential model of teaching and 
learning — someone who represents the 
future of higher education in a liberal 
arts context." Dr. Michael Green, vice 
president for academic affairs and dean 
of the faculty, noted that Taylor "brings 

passion, intellect, and personality to the 
classroom, creating bold approaches to 
assignments and consistently getting 
strong work from his students." 

Thanh Le '10 of Mechanicsburg earned 
the top student award, The H. Anthony 
Neidig Award. Le had a near-perfect 
grade-point-average in biology with 
minors in chemistry and art and art 
history. While at LVC, Le served 
as a Peer Mentor for freshmen, a 
Multicultural Mentor, and a Middle 
School Mentor for underprivileged 
children; tutored in four disciplines; 
and participated in numerous extra- 

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curricular activities. She conducted 
research in biology and chemistry and 
co-authored a paper to be published in 
the journal Organic Letters. Dr. Dale 
Erskine, chair and professor of biology, 
who served as Les advisor, said, "She is 
unquestionably the finest student with 
whom I have interacted in my 27 years 
on the faculty." 

Theresa Bowley of Palmyra, an adjunct 
instructor in French, won the 2010 
Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspira- 
tional Teaching, which goes to a 
part time or adjunct member of the 
College faculty. Bowley has been 
teaching at LVC for more than 17 
years. Dr. Green noted, "she has 
offered generations of LVC students 
an unforgettable introduction to the 
language and culture of France. Her 
high energy level, enthusiasm, and 
personal commitment to her classes 
are clearly reflected in the reaction of 
her students." 

The late Dr. Diane Iglesias, professor of Spanish, who died on October 9, 
2009, from complications of cancer, was honored with the Educator of the 
Year Award, which is voted on by the students. Knisley winner Theresa Bowley 
accepted the award in memory of Dr. Iglesias. Mark D. Fersch * 1 0, student 
government president, spoke on behalf of the student body for their beloved 

In a memorial service for Dr. Iglesias last fall, Alyse Canciello '10 shared fond 
memories of her mentor and friend. "The lessons I learned from Dra. Iglesias 
were applicable not only in the classroom, but outside in the real world, as 
well," Canciello said. "Her determined personality taught me to never give up. 
Her passion for teaching was second to none. She was a brilliant educator, and 
one could always tell what she was teaching, no matter what language she was 
speaking. If I could be half the educator that she was, I will consider myself 
extremely lucky and blessed." 

WINTER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

Dr. Bryan Hearsey Honored with Scholarship 

After almOSt 40 years at the Valley, Dr. Bryan 
Hearsey (right), chair and professor of mathematical 
sciences, is being honored by the College with the creation 
of the Bryan Hearsey Actuarial Science Scholarship Fund. 

Hearsey has been a vital member of the Mathematical 
Sciences Department and the Actuarial Science Program. 
The Actuarial Science Program has produced 60 fellows and 
37 associates in the field, and most recently, students of the 
program passed more than 20 exams in each of the last two 
years. In comparison, LVC s closest competitor reported that 
students passed an average of four exams per year. 

"Our success on these exams gives students a competitive 
edge when they graduate," said Dr. Patrick Brewer, director 
of the Actuarial Science Program. "The curriculum is a 
premier small college program and is the only one at a 
liberal arts college." 

More information about the scholarship, fundraising 
progress, and the recendy announced Hearsey Scholarship 
Challenge can be found at 

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Administration Building/Humanities Center Re-Dedicated; 

Earns Award of Excellence 

en r I y completed a $2.3-million exterior 
restoration project on the Administration Building/ 
Humanities Center, a prominent Tudor Gothic-style 
building dating back to the early 20th century. To 
commemorate the project, the College invited members 

Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, president, and Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68, chair 
of the Board of Trustees (center), at the Humanities Center Re-dedication 

of the community, LVC s Board of Trustees, and workers 
responsible for the renovation to campus for a ceremony on 
April 19. The restoration earned a 2010 Award of Excellence 
from the Central Penn Business Journal. In the same 
competition, LVC s newest residence hall, Stanson Hall, 
earned an Award of Merit. 

The building, which was erected in 1905, replaced the 
original Civil War-era Administration Building, which was 
destroyed by a fire on Christmas Eve 1904. The current 
building was funded, in part, by Andrew Carnegie after the 
New York philanthropist visited the Annville campus just six 
days after the catastrophic fire. 

"It was a priority to preserve the historical accuracy of this 
iconic building that was built more than a century ago," said 
Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president. "We were fortunate 
to be able to work with, among others, a firm involved with 
such major national landmarks as the Theodore Roosevelt 
Birthplace National Historic Site and the Valley Forge Train 
Station. We were able to return the exterior of the building 
to its former elegance and assure that it will stand for many 
years to come." 


Religion and Philosophy Professor to Publish Third Book 

Dr. Jeff Robbins, associate professor of religion and 
philosophy and director of the American Studies 
Program, will publish his third book, Radical Democracy 
and PoiiticalTheoiogy (Columbia University Press, 20111, 
this spring. Robbins' book is an original and constructive 
analysis of the proper relationship between religion 
and politics, Robbins argues that society has moved 
from a secular political paradigm to a post-secular one, 
theorizing how religion and politics intersect. He also 
shows how religion is not necessarily a conservative 
force in society, but also a positive, progressive force for 
democratic change. The book's cover artwork, The Beast 
in the Garden (right), was created by Michael Pittari, LVC 
chair and associate professor of art and art history. The 

book will be available at major 
book sellers. 

Robbins has also recently 
edited The Steeping Giant Has 
Awoken:The New Politics of 
Religion in the United States 
{Continuum, 2008) and is the 
associate editor of the Journal 
for Cultural and Religious 
Theory, He is also the co-editor 
of the Columbia University 
Press book series Insurrections: 
Critical Studies in Religion, 
Politics, and Culture, 


Dr. Mark Mecham Honored during 
LVCs Spring Home Concert 

On April 1 1 , in LVC s Miller 
Chapel, Dr. Mark Mecham, chair 
and Clark and Edna Carmean 
Distinguished Professor of Music, was 
honored with a surprise celebration 
during a special performance by LVC s 
Concert Choir at the annual Spring 
Home Concert. The event celebrated 
Mecham s 20th year as director of the 
choir with more than 400 students, 
faculty, alumni, and guests in attendance. 

In Mecham s honor, nearly 100 LVC 
Concert Choir alumni sang Sure on this 
Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen. 

"Mark Mecham has led the 
Lebanon Valley College music 
program for the past 20 years with 
great distinction," said LVC President 
Stephen MacDonald. "He is an 
exceptionally talented musician and 
teacher of music. ... On the shoulders 
of the famous music teachers who 

preceded him at Lebanon Valley 
College, Mark Mecham has built a 
new legacy of greatness." 

Mecham received his bachelor s and 
master s degrees from the University 
of Utah, and his doctoral degree 
in choral from the University of 
Urbana-Champaign. Mechams areas 

"Mark Mecham has 
led the Lebanon Valley 
College music program 
for the past 20 years with 
great distinction." 

of interest include choral conducting, 
music education, and voice. The 
conductor of the LVC Concert and 
Chamber choirs, Mecham also serves 
as adjudicator, clinician, and consultant 
in the region. 

WINTER 2010 

Valley News & Notes 

Alumni Recognized for Achievements and 

Connections to LVC 

Alumni Weekend 2010 brought more than 450 alumni and 
guests to campus to celebrate reunions and share memories 
of days gone by. Among the highlights of the weekend was 
the annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner, where 10 
alumni were recognized for their achievements and strong 
connections to Lebanon Valley College. 

Stephen C. Scanniello 78 (r.) and Dr. Betty 
Criswell Hungerford '54, H'09, chair of the 
Alumni Awards Committee 

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, 
presented to a graduate who provides 
significant service to their profession, 
community, and LVC, was awarded 
to Stephen C. Scanniello '78. 
Scanniello is acknowledged worldwide 
as a rosarian, historian, author, and 
gardener. Formerly the gardener of 
the historic Cranford Rose Garden of 
the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, he has 
saved thousands of varieties of roses 
from extinction. Today, he designs and 
maintains private gardens throughout 
the U.S. and Europe. In 2009, the 
Garden Club of America presented 
Scanniello with the highest honor in his 
field, naming him a Great Rosarian of 
the World. 

John D. Boagjr. M P'l4 

John D. Boagjr. '80, P'14 received 
the Alumni Association Creative 
Achievement Award, presented to a 
graduate who has achieved creative 
distinction in the arts and/or journalism. 
Boag has combined his love of the 
past with his craft as a wheelwright at 
Colonial Williamsburg. Dressed in 
18th-century garb, he transforms wood 
into spoked wheels for carriages and 
carts for the education of visitors. 

J. Penn Bowditch Jr. 72 received the 
D. Clark Carmean Award in Admission 
for notable service to the Valleys 
Admission Office and for referring and 
recruiting new students. Bowditch is a 
guidance and college counselor in the 
Randolph Township School District 
in New Jersey. Five Randolph alumni 
enrolled at the Valley in 2009 alone. 

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The June Herr Educator of the Year 
Award, presented to an outstanding 
graduate in the field of education, 
was awarded to John E. Kline Jr. 
'90. For the last 14 years, Kline has 
taught seventh and eighth grade social 
studies in the Norwood Public School 
District in New Jersey. After graduating 
from LVC with a B.A. in history and 
sociology, he went on to receive master s 
degrees in history and teaching from 
Trenton State College. 

John K Kline Jr. '90 



Maria DeLiberato Chamberlin, Esq., '00 

Maria DeLiberato Chamberlin, Esq., '00 

received the Young Alumni Award. The 
honor is given to an individual who has 
graduated within the last 1 5 years, 
achieved professional success, and 
contributed significantly to the com- 
munity or the College. Chamberlin 
received her juris doctor degree at The 
Dickinson School of Law at The Pen- 
nsylvania State University. She is an 
attorney for the Capital Collateral 
Regional Counsel in Tallahassee, Fla., 
which represents inmates on death row. 

Several alumni were honored with 
Alumni Citations, which recognize 
significant service in one of three 
areas — profession, community, or 
service to LVC. James R. Biery '70, 
president, CEO, and treasurer of the 
Pennsylvania Bankers Association 
(PBA), has held several positions in 

banking. He started in the Comptroller s 
Office in the Pennsylvania Department 
of Transportation. Biery supports the 
College through various fundraising 
activities and by hiring LVC graduates. 

Jame R. Biery 70 

Dr. Linda M. Slonaker Conrad '64 and 
Dr. Edgar W. Conrad y 64 

Dr. Edgar W. Conrad '64 and Dr. 
Linda M. Slonaker Conrad '64 

were both honored for their work 
in higher education. After pursuing 
opportunities in the U.S., the couple 
moved to Australia in 1977 when Ed 
was offered a position at the University 
of Queensland. There, he became a 
full professor. Linda earned her Ph.D. 
and worked for the vice-chancellor at 
Griffith University, then in numerous 
positions at the Griffith Institute for 
Higher Education. Both published 
numerous articles and books before 
retiring in 2006. 

Amos W. Long Jr. '49 is a tenth 
generation Pennsylvania German. 
Serving in the U.S. Army in the 1940s, 
Long attended the American University 
in Biarritz, France, and finished his 
degree at LVC. Long spent 36 years 
teaching in the classroom, most of his 
time in the Annville-Cleona School 
District. After receiving his master s 
degree in 1959, Long began his writing 
career and published many works 
about farm buildings and history. He 
is well-known for his documentary, 
The Pennsylvania German Farm Family, 
which he produced for WITF-TV. 

Amos W.Long Jr. '49 

His writing of the same name was 
published by The Pennsylvania German 
Society in its 1972 yearbook. 

Dr. Michael J. Reihart '87 received 
his D.O. from the Philadelphia College 
of Osteopathy. He joined the staff at 
Lancaster General Hospital becoming 
senior vice president and CFO of 
Lancaster Emergency Associates. 
Appointed regional medical director of 
the Emergency Health Services 

Dr. Michael Reihart '87 

Federation in 2002, he oversees the 
services of 257 advanced life-support 
teams and ambulance services which 
provide care to 900,000 people annually. 
On October 2, 2006, when a shooting 
occurred at the Nickel Mines Amish 
School in Lancaster County, Reihart 
immediately mobilized an emergency 
medical team and took charge as the 
incident commander. In 2007, the 
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 
recognized him as the Emergency 
Physician of the Year. 

WINTER 2010 


Valley News & Notes 

Woodrow Wilson Fellow to Highlight Spring 
HEALTH Colloquium 

Dr. Diane Jorkasky, a nationally recognized leader in the 
science of drug development, will be at LVC as a Woodrow 
Wilson Scholar in residence during the week of Feb. 7. She 
is scheduled to give two public presentations and meet with 
classes, faculty, and student organizations. Jorkasky, who is an 
adjunct professor at Harvard University, Yale University, 
and the University of Pennsylvania, has contributed to the 
development of a number of new medicines and has been an 
outspoken advocate for the leadership of women in industry 
and the sciences. 

Prior to Jorkasky s week on campus, The Rev. Dr. Bruce 
Epperly will present "The Quest for Spiritual Health and 


COLLOQUIUM 2010 - 2011 

Lebanon Valley College 

Wholeness" on Feb. 

3. The author of 16 

books, Rev. Epperly is 

professor of practical 

theology at Lancaster 

Theological Seminary and co-pastor, with his wife, The Rev. 

Kate Epperly, of the Disciples United Community Church 

in Lancaster. 

Numerous other speakers, lectures, and films will 
round out the HEALTH Colloquium. For a complete 
list, including times and locations, visit 

9 Choral Jubilee 

+-4\J April 30-May 1,2011 

Opring 201 1 marks the 75th anniversary of the annual spring tour of the 
LVC Concert Choir and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the LVC 
Chamber Choir. Touring by LVC choral groups was intermittent until the eco- 
nomic crash of 1929, when it came to an abrupt halt. In 1936, at the height of 
the Depression, Professor Edward P. Rutledge revived the tour through what 
was then called the Glee Club. The late Paul G. Fisher '47 recorded that the 
first extended tour to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Hagerstown, Shippensburg, 
and towns in southern Pennsylvania, took place from Feb. 4 through 11, 1938. 
In honor of this rich history of choral performance, LVC will celebrate with a 
Choral Jubilee on April 30 and May 1, 201 1 . We invite you to campus to par- 
ticipate in this beloved campus tradition. 

Please save the dates and visit for a 
schedule and more information. New works will be commissioned 
for both events, and massed choirs will sing for both concerts. 




As the Allan W Mund College Center readies for a $13.3 million renovation/addition, 

the campus community looks back on fond memories and ahead to exciting 

enhancements to this educational, cultural, and social hub. 







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ome still remember the taste of that first meal away from 
home in the dining hall or that favorite LVC sweatshirt 
purchased just in time for fall. Others may revel in fond 
memories, such as being spotlighted at Leedy Theater, 
having a few laughs between classes, and being featured 
in the pages of La Vie Collegienne. 

For most students and alumni, the Mund College 
Center has been the epicenter at Lebanon Valley College 
life ever since its walls were erected four decades ago. It s 
been a place to catch up with friends, share a meal, pick up 
supplies at the start of each semester, burn off steam in the 
Underground on weekends, and even hold court at the front 
desk at all hours of the night. 

Much of the lore of the center will continue to remain 
tucked away inside the fabled walls and in the memories 
of countless students who have called it home. But starting 
this fall, the Mund College Center is undergoing a major 
renovation that seeks to preserve many of its finer points 
(like Leedy Theater, which was expertly renovated in the 
1990s), be designated as a "Green" building with L.E.E.D. 
certification, and welcome a new era for the growing, ever- 
changing LVC community of tomorrow. 

"We've been reviewing these plans for several years," 
explained Greg Krikorian, vice president of student affairs 
and one of the leaders of the 18-month renovation project. 
"It became very clear that the facility is old and tired, and 
doesn't adequately provide for students' everyday lives." 

The project, while massive in scope, and estimated to cost 
$13.3 million by the time the center's new doors swing open 
in 2012, could not have come at a better time. 

"I believe there has never been a more critical undertaking, 
as it relates to student life and helping attract new students, 
than the renovations of the Mund College Center," said 
George Reider *63 5 a member of the College's Board of 
Trustees. "It has served us well over many years and will now 
reclaim itself as the centerpiece of superb student services 
and campus life." 


With 1,200 students living on campus, not to mention several 
hundred commuters and graduate students, the Mund College 
Center has become one of the most important buildings at 
LVC, connecting all aspects of college life. "Students lead 
pretty busy lives," said Krikorian, which is why the plans for 
renovation will not only sustain the vitality of the center, but 
also offer greater flexibility for programming, events, dining, 
and administration. Mund will be designed to change with the 
times, both aesthetically and logistically. 

"We want to create a space that brings students together," 
noted Krikorian. The renovation will combine all student 
affairs offices into one location in Mund, and will relocate 
the LVC College Store from the depths of the basement 
onto the first floor. 

"We want the LVC College Store to be a one-stop-shopping 
experience for students," said Deb Reimer Fullam '81, vice 
president for finance, "a vibrant place that makes available 
what students need, from textbooks to day-to-day supplies." 
The store will become a welcoming point of interest 
for visiting students and families, as well as alumni and 
members of the community who want to purchase a token 
of Dutchman pride. 

There will be an outdoor terrace added to the building's 
southeast facing facade for informal gatherings and eating 
alfresco. Moreover, noted Krikorian, the first floor of the 
Mund College Center will also function as a concourse, with 
electronic signage advertising events, enabling easy access 
to the LVC College Store, student affairs offices, the Leedy 
Theater, and dining rooms. 



Students still study and meet in Faust Lounge. 

The lower level will continue to 
house the Underground, an alternative 
dining space, and select offices. 
"However, most of the lower level 
will be untouched by the renovation, 
except for the addition of sprinklers," 
said Krikorian. "This level will be 
renovated at a future time." He said 
both the administration and planning 
committee envision the new Mund as 
a flexible space that can be updated 
and used by diverse groups, from on 
and off campus. 


Take a look at alumni who revisit the 
campus for homecomings and class 
reunions. The first stop is usually 
Mund, a place most graduates from 
the past 40 years remember as the 
focal point of student activities and 
special events, and where they most 
likely remember being welcomed 
when they first arrived on campus. 

As a member of the clas of 1 968, the student center was solely a dining hall and 
we were assessed a fee vith the funds going toward what would become Mund. 
Student serve* s waited tables and if the one — yes. one — menu item was unpopular 
the student servers would send out the message (no cell phones back then) and we 
would all head to Hot Dog Frank's. 
— Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68, chair of the Board of Trustees 

"The Mund College Center has 
historical value for people who knew 
it when they were students," said Greg 
Stanson '63, vice president emeritus 
for enrollment and student services. 
"It's been such a great building that's 
served us well." But he says the Mund 
College Center will function even 
more efficiently after the renovation. 
It needs to, he added, in order to 
compete with other liberal arts colleges 
in the region and around the country. 

"It will certainly give the Admission 
Office a positive foot forward," said 
Stanson. "With the new residence 
halls and campus recreational facilities, 
this is a major piece of the puzzle to be 
put in place." 

When Mund was built adjacent to 
an existing dining hall on the social 
quad 40 years ago, it marked a change 
in the way students could interact on 
campus. "When Dr. Fred Sample '52 
became president, he went around to 
faculty, students, and staff and asked 
what the first thing is he should do," 
remembered Dr. Arthur Ford '59, 
professor emeritus of English. "It was 
practically unanimous that he should 
build a student center." 

The library and select lounges 
throughout campus had mosdy served 
the needs of students before the 1970s, 
when the college center, as it was 
known at the opening of the building, 
was eventually constructed. "The 

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library and a small lounge in Carnegie were main gathering 
places," said George King '68, a member of LVCs Board of 
Trustees. "When students reached the age of 21, the Hotel 
Annville bar became de rigueur" Added Ford, "Before that, 
I suppose it was Hot Dog Franks." Today, it's the Corvette 
and Batdorf Restaurant. 

Food service was also vasdy different pre-Mund, according 
to King. "Male students were required to wear a coat and tie 
during the week and for the Sunday formal meal," he said. 
"All of these formal meals in the old dining hall had waiters 
and waitresses who delivered steaming platters." 

Food choices were virtually nonexistent back then and 
the dress code was strict. "I remember a student getting 
suspended for a semester for wearing a sweater to meals," 
noted King. "An honor student was forced to shave his 
beard or face expulsion." 

Barbara Lowie Hicks '89 remembered the more 
mischievous moments that have endeared Mund — and 
particularly the dining hall — to students, especially during 
the first snowfall of winter. "We would throw empty trays 
out the window so we could use them to go sledding," she 
said. "Every student had at least one full set of dining hall 
table service in their dorm room." 

When Mund was built, there was a real need for a true 
college center. But that isn't to say the center's construction 
lacked debate. Dr. Jim Newcomer '68, class president, 
remembered vocal student discontent because Miller Chapel 
was built before the student center. "The administration was 
so concerned about a student protest during the dedication 
of the Chapel," Newcomer remembered, "that they urged us 
not to protest and told us that the student center would be 
a priority." 


Over the years, many students, faculty members, staff, and 
administrators would remember the late Walter L. Smith Jr. '61, 
director emeritus of special services, as being a central figure 
in Mund's history. Most agree that Smith, whom the students 
affectionately called Wyatt Earp, helped make the center what 
it was. Smith served as the director of the College Center 
when it opened and, from day one, placed great emphasis 
on the importance of student employment in the College 
Center — which remains a large part of the culture today. 
"He really directed the program," explained Stanson. 
"Walt gave guidance for the center." Stanson also credited 
Jen Evans, current director of student activities and the 
Mund College Center; the late Dave Evans, director of 
career planning and placement; Robert Harnish, former 
College Store manager; and Sharon Givler, current director 

of career services, for establishing Mund as a kind of student 
super center. 

For years, Mund was also an art gallery. It's been home 
to many special events, including fundraising dinners 
in the West Dining Room and juried art shows in Faust 
Lounge. One particular show, Sex is Art, even created a stir 
among the local community in the late 1990s for its frank 
discussion of censorship and sexuality in American art. 

Dan Massad, LVCs artist-in-residence, admitted that the 
controversial art shows were, in part, an impetus to build the 
Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery as a separate, dedicated art 
space across campus. 

"I was involved with the annual Juried Arts Show," 
Massad recalled. "The hall leading back to West was the 
school's only exhibition space for on- and off-campus artists. 
A controversy erupting over a series of nude drawings was 



one of the several reasons why [then 
President] John Synodinos pursued 
the idea of a separate art gallery space." 

In many ways, Mund has been, at 
some point or another, all things to all 
people. "The center s been so multi- 
purpose," explained Stanson, "and will 
continue to serve this goal." 


Ever since its revitalization in the 1990s, 
Leedy Theater has been a centerpiece 
of the Mund College Center, and a 
destination that welcomes theater 
students and members of the campus 
and community for lively shows and 
discussions. First constructed in the early 
1970s, the original theater was simple, 
sporting cinderblock walls, virtually 
no wing space, and a very rudimentary 
lighting board and sound system. 

"It was intended to be an all- 
purpose space," said Dr. Kevin Pry 
'76, associate professor of English and 
faculty advisor to Wig and Buckle. 
"But it had all the drawbacks and 
none of the advantages." 

Long before crowds would start 
streaming into todays Leedy Theater 
for shows each season, the space also 
was used for lectures and special 
events. But, according to Pry, it was 
thanks to a few creative talents in the 
1970s and 1980s that the theater was 
really brought to life. 

Pry credits music major Jeff Kern '75 

with staging lavish musicals such as 
Hello, Dolly and No, No Nanette. Wig 
and Buckle, currently celebrating its 
75th anniversary season, also became a 
force on campus. 

"By the 1990s, the facility was showing 
its age," noted Pry, who returned to the 
College to guest direct Edward Albee s 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolft 

the Miller Chapel, including Arthur 
Miller s A View From the Bridge. 

Over the years, student actors 
including Nick Curry '04, who 
starred in Sweeney Todd, and Scott 
Payonk '05, who was featured in 
Bourbon on Lonestar, became the 
leading men of Wig and Buckle. 
Katie Meo '08 showcased her talents 
in Urinetown and Cabaret. Physics 
student James Glasbrenner '06, 
as Pry recalled, even directed three 
productions, including one innovative 
staging of Shakespeare s Much Ado 
About Nothing, "for the fun of it." 

"Ehvood Brandt '08 was an innovative 
Wig and Buckle president who pushed 
the theater company into doing a 
wider range and more aggressive 
works," said Pry. Brandt convinced 
Sean Deffley '11 to create Wig and 
Buckle s website, which was recendy 
rated number one in the country by 

In 1 994, the Black Culture Club [BBC] held the first Talent Show and it was a huge hit! 
The BBC held many events in Mund that were designed to promote multiculturalism 
to the campus. — Carrie Stull Skovrinskie '98 

"Not long after Pry's return, Ken and 
Linda Leedy were courted by President 
John Synodinos as potential donors for 
the Fund for Fulfillment campaign. 
Ken was an executive at New Penn 
Motor Express which was owned by 
Dr. E.H. Arnold '87, College trustee 
and benefactor. The Leedys responded 
with a generous offer to turn the quasi- 
theater space into a full-service, 200- 
seat theater complete with cat walks, 
lighting and sound systems, and a box 
office. They had a special connection to 
the theater as their son, Gregory Leedy 
'92, and daughter-in-law, Kathleen Ryan 
Leedy '90, had met while being involved 
with Wig and Buckle as LVC students. 

In order for these changes to take 
place, the theater was closed for several 
months of renovation, during which 
several productions were relocated to 

For as long as Mund has housed the 
Leedy Theater, there have been plenty 
of famous, if not explainable, incidents 
that seem to "haunt" this creative hub. 
Just three years ago, during the opening 
night of Dracula — on Halloween, no 
less — a fire alarm went off and the 
sold-out house had to be evacuated. 

Fortunately, the theater was not 
damaged. But Pry said the incident 
was attributed to the legend of the 
"Leedy Ghost." 

There are actually two ghost stories 
that have been passed on for several 
generations at the Leedy Theater. The 
first is about a shy stagehand. "People 
who are leaving the theater at night 
profess to hear footsteps coming from 
backstage," said Pry. 

The other incidents usually involve 
equipment tampering — for the better. 

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Were you in this play? If so, please tell us about it — the photo is unidentified! 

"The Leedy Ghost is said to actually 
improve the performances/' noted Pry, 
citing one incident a few years ago 
during a rehearsal for Tom Stoppard s 
Inspector Hound. "The backstage phone 
rang on cue," he said. "And for the next 
five nights, we would continue to get 
that call on cue, even though no one 
seemed to know the number." 

The earliest manifestation of these 
legendary ghost stories showed up, 

ironically enough, during an evening 
showing of Noel Cowards Blithe 
Spirit, a play already steeped in the 

"As the famous seance scene was 
getting started, there was a huge 
thunderstorm," Pry said. After many 
lightning crashes and thunder booms, 
the lights went out. The sound of 
a train roared by, and the actors — 
diligent as they could be — continued 

to perform the scene as rain pelted the 
theater's tin roof. 

"As the scene closed," added Pry, 
all of a sudden the rain stopped, the 
train passed, and the lights came 
back on." It would become one of 
many legendary stories passed among 
generations of Wig and Buckle 
members who have proudly made the 
Mund College Center their creative 
home away from home. 

Alums .1 and f iculty alike will always remember the tradition of Thanksgiving dinner being served to students by faculty, adminis 
cration. and staff. Dr. Clark Carmean always wanted to serve with Bob Harnish. I remember, too, the various locations of the Faculty 
Dining Room When I came to LVC in 1 987, we occupied a corner of what was then the student dining area. There were partitions 
between the faculty and students. We had to be careful what we said, as students were but a stage whisper away, 
— Dr. Phylis Dryden, professor emeritus of English 


The valley 



Since the final brick was laid and the ceremonial 
ribbon cut on Mund in the spring of 1971, several 
generations of students and faculty would come 
to recognize the Mund family name, making 
it synonymous with the college center, the new core of 
Lebanon Valley College life. 

"Its a recognition of my fathers involvement with the 
College, specifically as a longtime trustee," explained Brian 
Mund, a son of Dr. Allan W Mund H'66 for whom the 
center was named. "When Dr. Frederick Miller stepped 
down as president of the College in the late 1960s, my 
father stepped in as interim president for about 1 8 months." 

Serving without pay, Mund would later be remembered 
among the most active interim presidents in school history. 
"In recognition of his efforts, the College named the center in 
his honor," said the son. "My father also set up a scholarship 
fund which was named for my brother, Allan W. Jr., who 
died prematurely of ALS." The Mund Scholarship Fund 
continues to support several students each year. 

What surprises many people about Allan Mund is the 
fact that the successful CEO of a dredge manufacturer 
with worldwide operations in Maryland, and later, one of 
the most recognizable names on campus, grew up poor in 
Baltimore and never graduated from college. 

"He worked his way up from office boy to chairman 
of the board," explained Brian, who said that his fathers 
brother, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Mund '32, H'59, and 
sister-in-law, Carina Kaufman Freeman, attended LVC. 
Frederick went on to earn his doctorate from the Yale 
Divinity School. "The College was very important to my 
father. I think he felt that it was one of the most significant 
involvements he had. I know he benefited enormously from 
the relationships he developed there and was pleased with 
the opportunity to serve people." 

During Mund s leadership at LVC, both as interim 
president and chair of the LVC Board of Trustees, he 
donated a lifetime of skills learned from fundraising and 
management that helped not only to create the center that 
would be named in his honor, but also to inspire projects 
that would help shape the educational environment on 
campus and throughout the community for years to come. 

The senior Mund lived 100 miles from Annville 
in Baltimore, Md., where he and his family were also 

personally involved in the United Methodist Church and 
local community (Mund was later interim president of 
Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College), but his 
son remembered that, until his death at age 99 in 2005, he 
expressed that he particularly valued his time spent at LVC. 

"Both my father and uncle were awarded honorary 
degrees from the College," said Mund. "I have now served 
on the Board of Trustees Investment Committee for 15 
years, as well as having served two terms as a trustee, as a 
way of honoring my father." 

Mund, and his brother, Dick, grew up learning about 
LVC from their father and today, they are also proud to be 
part of the community that honors him and to have been 
donors to the College. They trust the newest renovation of 
the college center will be another way to remember their 
father, who had the vision to know that there is always room 
for improvement. 

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NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. 


David B. Williams '85 and his wife, Clare, 
welcomed a daughter, Jessica, into their 
family on Jan. 25, 2009. 

Sue Sarisky Jones '92, director of 
admission at LVC, and her husband, Jim, 
welcomed a daughter, Alexandra Olivia, 
into their family on Sept. 1 1 . 

Phil Nourie '92 and his wife, Marie, 
welcomed a son, Matthew Edward, 
into their family on Aug. 30, 2009. 
Phil is the president of Nourie Johnson 
Communications in New York City. 

Erin Schmid Sanno '98 r associate director 
of admission at LVC, and her husband, 
Jeff, welcomed a daughter, Ema Mae, into 
their family on Sept. 22. Erin was also 
inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of 
Fame on Oct. 9 for her career as a field 
hockey player. 

Erin Paxson Vol I berg '00 and her 
husband, Paul A. Vollberg '98 f welcomed 
a son, Luke Thomas, on Sept. 25, 2009. 
He joins his brother, Andrew, 3. Erin is 
a senior actuarial consultant with Aetna. 

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Paul is an instrumental music teacher with 
the Pennridge School District in Perkasie. 

Stephanie Warner Delp '01 and her 
husband, Gregory S. Delp '01, welcomed 
a son, Chase Steven, into their family on 
Feb. 10. 

Becky Tice Griffiths '01 and her husband, 
Brad, welcomed a daughter, Grayclin 
Elizabeth Ann, into their family on June 
17, 2009. 

Abbie StoHzfus Acker '02 and Nate Acker '02 

welcomed twin daughters, Ella Joy and 
Grace Elizabeth, on Jan. 30. 

Kelly Kaufmann Carney '03 and her 
husband, Sean Carney '03, welcomed a 
daughter, Casey Ann, into their family on 
April 21. 

Megan Thieme D'Errico '03 and 
her husband, Robert A. D'Errico '03, 

welcomed a daughter, Elizabeth Anne, 
into their family on Feb. 1. She joins 
her sister, Madeline, 3. Megan has been 
teaching classroom and vocal music for 
the Evesham Township School District for 
seven years. Robert is a music teacher and 

Ella Joy and Grace Elizabeth Acker 

the director of bands at Mary Volz School 
in the Runnemede Public School District 
in New Jersey. 

Lori Counterman Pitcock '03 and her 
husband, William Pitcock '03 f welcomed 
a son, Grayson David, into their family 
on Jan. 29. In September, Lori and 
William had the honor of playing with the 
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as part of 
the prestigious Rusty Musicians Concert. 
Visit for a story on their 
musical adventure. 

Jessica Korpas DaSilva '04 and her 

husband, Michael, welcomed a son, Aaden 
Michael, into their family on May 7. 

Wendy Cray Kaufman '06 and her 

husband, Shane, welcomed a son, Finn 
Wesley, into their family on Nov. 5, 2009. 

Friends of the College 

Crista Detweiler, assistant to the director 
of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, and 
her husband, Christopher, welcomed a 
daughter, Sophia Louise, into their family 
on Aug. 23. 

Dr. Laura G. Eldred, assistant professor of 
English, and her husband, Austin Fairfield, 
welcomed a son, Theodore James Scott, 
into their family on May 26. Theo shares 
his birthday with his sister, Helen. 

Alexandra "Alex" Olexy, director of 
advancement special events, and her 
husband, Doug, welcomed a daughter, 
Julia Katherine, into their family on Aug. 12. 

Dr. Timothy J. Peelen, assistant professor 
of chemistry, and his wife, Dora, 
welcomed a son, Matthew Gergely, into 
their family on May 27. 

Michael Pittari, chair and associate 
professor of art and art history, and his 
wife, Karen Beall, adjunct instructor in 



art, welcomed a daughter, Nina, into their 
family on Sept. 30. 

Dr. Lisa Tice, director of the Suzanne H. 
Arnold Art Gallery and adjunct assistant 
professor of art history, and her husband, 
Josh, welcomed a daughter, Norah Renee, 
into their family on Sept. 6. 

Matthew Velazquez, LVC network 
support specialist, and his wife, Erin, 
welcomed a daughter, Emilia Brooke, into 
their family on Sept. 9. 


Danielle Maree McMaster '02 and Mark 
A. Hurzy exchanged wedding vows on 
Oct. 17, 2009, in Concordville. Ellen 
Shughart Holthoff '02 was matron of 
honor and Amy Shoemaker Ovuka '02 was 
a bridesmaid. Lauren Baptista Smith '02, 
Faye Baptista '02 f and Jennifer Kenny '01 
were in attendance. Danielle is a research 
chemist at Merck in West Point. 

Stephanie Ann Katra '03 and Jonathan 
Mitchell Meyers exchanged wedding 
vows on Nov. 21, 2009, in Ottsville. 

(front row, 1. to r.): Caitlin Flinn '05, Christina Marco Fies '04, and Shawn Fies '04; (back row, 
far r.): Ron Stump '04; (not pictured): John Brewster '04 

Moriah Miller Damico '03, Kristin Camilli '03, 
and Erin Overholtzer Rose '03 served 
as bridesmaids. Stephanie received her 

(front row, 1. to r.): Heidi Ellsworth Metzger '06, Jeff Cather, Misty Barr Cather '06, Becca Dou- 
glass '06; (back row, 1. to r.): Christopher Metzger '06, Katrina Glick '07, Jimmy Buckson '06, 
Aubrie Ensinger '06, Jessie Serafin '06, andjared Grow '08 

master s degree in literacy with a reading 
specialist certificate in May from West 
Chester University. 

Christina Marie Marco '04 and Shawn 
Aaron Fies '04 exchanged wedding vows 
on March 26 in Fleetwood. Caitlin Flinn '05 
was maid of honor, Ron Stump '04 was a 
groomsman, and John Brewster '04 was 
the organist. 

Sean Robert Weir '05 and Marny Marie 
Wills exchanged wedding vows on June 
25 in Orange Park, Fla. Carlye Weir '10, 
sister of the groom, served as a bridesmaid. 
Daniel Zilinskis '05 r Mitchell Waddell '05 f 
and Adam Gingerich '05 were groomsmen. 
Russell Bentz '05 was the usher. Lynn 
Bentz '05, Alina Zilinskis '05, Jaira 
McJilton'05, and Christopher Hileman '03 
were in attendance. 

Misty Rae Barr '06 and Jeffrey Cather 
exchanged wedding vows on May 8 in 
Arbutus, Md. Aubrie Ensinger '06, Heidi 
Ellsworth Metzger '06, Christopher 
Metzger '06, Jimmy Buckson '06, Jared 
Grow '08, Rebecca Douglass '06, and 
Katrina Glick '07 were in attendance. 
Misty is a senior accountant at 
ParenteBeard LLC in Baltimore, Md. 

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Class News & Notes 

(front row, 1. to r.): Alison Waple '06 and Julie Rittersbacher '05; (middle row, 1. to r.): Alexis 
Dryburgh '05, Dr. Jodi Faust Skocypec '05, D'07, Diana Boerner '03, and Amanda Noto '03; 
(back row, 1. to r.): Km Bugden '06 and Erin Studenroth Koser '05; (not pictured): Jessica Geri '04 
and John Sharkey '03 

Melody Lynn Best '06 and Brian Biscotti 
exchanged wedding vows on June 17 in 
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Katy 
Wa liner '05 was in attendance. Melody 
received her master s degree in English 
as a Second Language in June from the 
University of Turabo at The Pennsylvania 
State University, Berks. 

Lorna Elizabeth Hasz '06 and John C. 
Silipino '06 exchanged wedding vows on 
June 6 in Dalton. Mike Maiorino '06 was 

a member of the bridal party. 

Dr. Jodi Faust '05, D'07 and Joseph 
Skocypec exchanged wedding vows on 
Oct. 9, 2009, in Avondale. Jessica Geri '04 
served as a bridesmaid. Keri Bugden '06, 
Erin Studenroth Koser '05, Alexis Dryburgh 
'05, Diana Boerner '03, Amanda Noto '03, 
Alison Waple '06, Julie Rittersbacher '05, 
and John Sharkey '03 were in attendance. 

Mary Beth Penjuke '07 and Tim Wolfe '07 

exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 23 in 
Miller Chapel. 

Adena Nichole Comrey '08 and Michael 
David Scott '10 exchanged wedding 
vows on June 26. Adena teaches in the 
Harrisburg School District and Michael 
works for Rite Aid's corporate office. 

Elizabeth Joy Eynon '08 and Darren 
Hazlett were married June 26 in Media. 

Megan Gross Block '07 and Katie Meo '08 
were members of the bridal party. Andrew 
"Drew" Long '07 served as organist and 
Hunter Chadeayne '09 was a soloist. Sarah 
Pugh '10, Tom Davidson '07, Charlie Hopta 
'08, Erika Maury '08, Tony Marasco '08, 
Lauren White '08, Erin Dean '08, Matt 
Mainster '08, Sharon Zearfoss '08, Sara 
Schwanger Martin '09, Kyle Martin '09, 
Joe Sheehy '09, and Casey Goreyeb '12 
were in attendance. 

Jessica Marie Piero '08 and Paul 
Anthony Maracci exchanged wedding 
vows on June 6 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Chelsie Amanda Miller '09 and Andrew 
Timothy Spotts '07 exchanged wedding 
vows on July 10 in Lebanon. Members 
of the wedding party included Stephen 
Spotts '10, Craig Layne '05, Aaron 
Young '05, Robbie Kerchner '06, Yesenia 
Santiago '09, Bria Rose '11, Jennifer 
Payne '09, Megan Siegel '09, and 
Jennifer Bocian '09. Andrew "Drew" 
Long '07 served as organist. Chelsie is an 
elementary music teacher in the Palmyra 
School District. Andrew is the band 
director at Bishop McDevitt High School 
in Harrisburg. 

Maria Christina Pagonakis '10 and Justin 
R. Achenbach exchanged wedding vows on 
May 29 at Ft. Indiantown Gap. Amanda 
Gingrich '10 served as maid of honor and 
Carrie Ann Derr '11 was a bridesmaid. 

Mary Beth Penjuke '07 and Tim Wolfe '07 

Maria Christina Pagonakis '10 
and Justin R. Achenbach 



(1. to r.) Megan Gross Block '07, Katie Meo '08, Joe Sheehy '09, Sarah Pugh '10, Tom Davidson '07, Charlie Hopta '08, Elizabeth Joy Eynon '08, 
Kyle Martin '09, Sara Schwanger Martin '09, Hunter Chadeayne '09, Lauren White '08, Casey Goreyeb '12, Erika Maury '08, and Tony Marasco '08; 
(not pictured): Andrew "Drew" Long '07, Erin Dean '08, MattMainster '08, and Sharon Zearfoss '08 

Megan E. Snader '10 and Darren Achey 

Megan E. Snader '10 and Darren Achey 
exchanged wedding vows on June 26 in 
Manheim. Alyssa Kreider '10 and Megan 
Gehman '10 served as bridesmaids. 

Class Notes 

Elizabeth Reiff 
Marino '46 has 

played violin in the 
Whittier, California- 
based Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra 
for 22 years and counting. She took nine 
months off last year to recuperate from 
shoulder surgery. She says that at age 85, 
recuperation was slow. 

Sidney Garverich 
Tome '50 and her 
husband, Charles W. 
Tome '49, celebrated 
their 60th wedding anniversary on June 17. 

Doris E. White '59 was recendy welcomed as 
the 2,000th resident at the Cornwall Manor 
Retirement Community, where she resides 
with her dog, Molly, and cat, Buster. She's 
an active Girl Scout, and enjoys nature, 
flowers, bird watching, biking, and canoeing. 
White is a member of first United Methodist 
Church in Ephrata. 

Beverly Sprenkle 
Giovinazzo '60 and 
Frank Giovinazzo '59 

celebrated their golden 
anniversary on June 27, 2009. 

Constance Chambers Trostle '60 and The 
Rev. Martin "Marty" W.A. Trostle '51 

celebrated their golden anniversary on 
May 21 with a trip to West Virginia, where 
they were married. They continued their 
celebration in June with a two-week trip to 
Germany. Marty retired after 58 years in 
pastoral ministry in the Central Pennsylvania 
Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

WINTER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Robert "Bob" Bollinger Lee '62 was 

inducted into the Rocky Mountain 
Southwest Chapter of the National 
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 
Silver Circle Society. He is celebrating 25 
years in the television industry, having 
worked at WGAL-TV and WLYH-TV 
before moving to Tucson, Ariz. 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller Bains '64 has been 
working with Russian engineers for several 
years. In May, she was invited to the John 
F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida to 
watch the launch of the Space Shuttle to 
the International Space Station. 

In May, Charles H. Martin '64 completed 
15 years as a Bucks County Commissioner, 
making him the second longest seated 
commissioner in county history and the 
longest in the majority. 

Dolores Mallery Neuroth '64 retired 
in May 2009 from a career in medical 
technology serving small, rural hospitals. 
She enjoys gardening, traveling, and 
extended visits with family. 

Dr. Elizabeth Miller Bains '64 

Dr. Robert C. Lau '65 recendy had published, 
A Practical Approach to Improvisation for the 
Church Organist (Paraclete Press, 2010). 
The book focuses on the teaching of organ 
improvisation and is intended for church 
organists and students. The book was 
released to the public at the National 
Convention of the American Guild of 
Organists in July in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. William M. Scovell '65 retired June 30 
as professor of chemistry and biochemistry 
at Bowling Green University in Ohio. He 
will continue working on research that is 
supported by the National Institutes of 
Health for at least another year. 

Marilyn Gulley Wagner '67 retired in 
June 2007 from teaching math and science 
research at Suffern High School in New 
York. She serves on the board of trustees 
of the Ridgewood, N.J., concert band. She 
and her husband toured Europe with the 
band this summer. 

Michael J. Campbell '69 is the energy 
manager for Cherokee County Schools 
in Murphy, N.C. He also is the lead alto 
sax player for the Brasstown Big Band 
in residence at Young Harris College 
in Georgia. The professional jazz band 
performs throughout Georgia and North 

Dr. Fritz E. Detwiler '69 is the director of 
the Adrian College Institute for Ethics in 
Adrian, Mich. The institute is responsible for 
promoting ethical discourse on campus. 

Beth E. Jones 72 was 

recendy appointed 
to the advisory board 
of The Pennsylvania 

State University School of Information and 

Sciences Technology 

Wendy Uhler Ulmer 72 published her 
third children's book, Zero, Zilch, Nada: 
Counting to None (Sleeping Bear Press, 
2010), in June. 

In June, Walter Frankowski Jr. 73 

went on a whitewater rafting trip with 
a group of LVC alumni on the upper 
Youghiogheny and Cheat rivers in West 
Virginia. Other alumni on the trip 
included Charles Etter 72 (the organizer), 

David Lilien 72 t Charlie Brown 75, 
and Dave Guare 76. Walter reported 
that it was "a thrilling, exciting, and fun 
adventure trip!" 

Nan Ryder Gray 74 retired from her 
position as the Utah state director of 
special education, effective June 1 . After 
serving more than 35 years in education, 
she has joined a cooperative of artists at 
the "Art at the Main" gallery in downtown 
Salt Lake City. She also works part time as 
an educational consultant. 

Roberta Eppley Biesecker 75 is the 

proud grandmother of Cadance, born 
January 13. 

John G. Fenimore 75 retired after 35 years 
in public education. He spent the first 25 
years of his career as a high school English 
teacher and baseball coach in Warren 
County, N.J. He also served as a supervisor 
for eight years and retired as the director 
of curriculum for the Edison, N.J., Public 

Donna Benko Koval 76 is the assistant 
principal at Friendship and Southern 
elementary schools in the Southern York 
County School District. 

The Rev. Nancy L Miller 76 completed 
a chaplain residency at York Hospital in 
August 2009. She is a full-time hospice 
chaplain/pastoral counselor with Holy 
Redeemer Health System in Cape May 
County, N.J. 

The Fragrance of Paradise 

(Crossover Publications, 

2009), by Stephen 

Hoy 77, was written 

after he received a liver 

transplant in January 

2004. Stephen was 

diagnosed with hepatitis 

C as the result of a blood 

transfusion received just 

after graduating from 

LVC and right before 

enlisting in the U.S. Air 

Force. The book details his spiritual and 

emotional journey through illness and 

recovery, primarily focusing on his search 

to find and sustain a measure of peace in 

the midst of very difficult circumstances. 

He continues to play the trombone 


professionally, teach private music lessons, 
and grow and hybridize roses. He also 
volunteers for Lifelink of Georgia as an 
advocate for organ donation. Stephens 
book is available from Amazon and 
Crossover Publications. 

Carolyn Steffy Rozman 78 is a curriculum 
specialist for the Strawberry Garden 
Preschool in Harrisburg. She also is a 
sales manager for Home Care Angels in 

The Rev. William Shillady 78, executive 
director of the United Methodist City 
Society and a clergy member of the New 
York Annual (regional) Conference, co- 
officiated the July 31 wedding of Chelsea 
Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky. "It was 
an honor and a sacred privilege to be a 
part of Marc and Chelsea's special day," 
Shillady said. Chelsea is the daughter of 
former U.S. President Bill Clinton and 
current U.S. Secretary of State Hillary 
Rodham Clinton. Shillady, who graduated 
from LVC with degrees in religion and 
economics and business, runs the urban 
mission work of the United Methodist 
Church in New York City, Long Island, 
and Westchester, N.Y. 

John S. Champlin '80 

is senior vice president 
at StrataCare in 
Amarillo, Texas. 

Laura Hendershot Dresdner '80 is the 

president/owner of On a Higher Level, a 
computer systems and graphics company 
in Roseburg, Ore. She and her daughter 
are very busy with the local Reserve 
Officers Training Corp. program, Search 
and Rescue through the sheriffs office, and 
church-related activities. 

Maureen J. Mills '82 was recently 
awarded the Grosvenor Trophy by the 
Naval Academy Sailing Squadron (NASS). 
NASS provides volunteer support to the 
intercollegiate and varsity sailing programs 
for the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval 
Academy in Annapolis, Md. In 1997, 
the U.S. Navy granted her senior skipper 
designation, and in 2001, she received 
the master skipper designation. Mills has 
accrued more than 13,000 offshore miles 
with midshipmen crews over the last nine 
years. She was presented with a half-hull 

Dr. Edgar W. Conrad '64 and Dr. Linda M. Slonaker Conrad '64, 2010 Alumni 
Citation recipients and the alumni living farthest from the College (that we know 
of!), returned to campus from their home in Corinda, Queensland, Australia, in June 
to receive their awards. While here, they held a luncheon with fellow graduates from 
1962-1966 to honor the teaching of one of their favorite professors, Dr. Perry Troutman, 
professor emeritus of religion. Former classmates from throughout Pennsylvania and 
from as far away as Michigan and Massachusetts joined them in honoring Troutman and 
paying tribute to his teaching and influence on their lives. They remembered Troutman 
"had supported students' own directions rather than imposing his own," which certainly 
proved true considering the attendees included United Methodist ministers, chaplains, 
university and seminary professors, church administrators, and one of the few women to 
be ordained as a United Methodist bishop. 

The now retired or semi-retired alumni who attended the Troutman reception, 
many with their spouses, were: Dr. Edgar W. Conrad '64, professor and head of 
the department of studies in religion, University of Queensland; Dr. Linda M. 
Slonaker Conrad '64, senior lecturer and deputy director of the Griffith Institute 
for Higher Education; The Rev. George Weaver '63, pastor, Central Pennsylvania 
Conference, United Methodist Church (UMC); The Rev. Dr. Carl Rife '62, pastor, 
Baltimore-Washington Conference, UMC; Judy Rife '63, project coordinator of the 
General Council on Ministries, UMC; The Rev. Ron Beistline '64, pastor, Central 
Pennsylvania Conference, Susquehanna Conference; Chaplain Bill Kreichbaum '64 f 
U.S. Army chaplain, currently a college instructor and pastor of Calvary U.M. 
Church, Monroe, Mich.; The Rev. Charlie Weigel '66, pastor, Downingtown UMC; 
Bishop Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64, bishop, Boston Area and currendy bishop-in- 
residence, Boston University School of Theology; Chaplain David Pierce '62, U.S. 
Army Veterans Administration chaplain; The Rev. Dick Felty '63 f pastor, Central 
Pennsylvania Conference; The Rev. Jim Corbett '63, pastor, UMC; and, The Rev. Rod 
Shearer '66, pastor, chaplain, dean, district superintendent, UMC. 

Editors Note: Vivian Troutman> spouse of Dr. Perry Troutman, died on Oct. 6. A 
memorial to Vivian will appear in the spring issue ofThe Valley. 

(front row, 1. to r.): Dr. Ed Conrad '64, Bishop Susan Wolfe Hassinger '64, Dr. Perry 
Troutman, Rev. Richard Felty '63, and Rev. Ron Beistline '64; (back row, L to r.): Rev. Jim 
Corbett '63, Rev. Rodney Shearer '66, Rev. George Weaver '63, Judy Rife '63, Rev. Dr. Carl 
Rife '62, Chaplain Bill Kreichbaum '64, Rev. Charles Weigel '66, and Chaplain David 
Pierce '62 

model of the Navy 44, the large sail 
training craft of the Naval Academy. 

Richard D. Brode '85 is a composer in 
a musical theater writer s workshop in 
Chicago. The program develops and 
promotes new works for musical theater. 

Rhea Lippe Swidler '87 graduated as a 
nurse anesthetist from Drexel University in 
May 2009. 

Jeane Weidner Serrian '88 is an adjunct 
faculty member in the department of 
mathematics at The Pennsylvania State 
University, Berks. 

WINTER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

The Ultimate Power Play 


Lebanon Valley College is home to one of the top physical 
therapy departments in the country. It also boasts a 
field hockey program that perennially is among the most 
successful in NCAA Division III. In fact, at the time this was 
written, the team was ranked #1 in the country. 

To be involved in just one such respected program would 
be challenging and time-consuming enough for most college 
students. But for many LVC students, physical therapy (PT) 
and field hockey go hand in hand. 

"It's not always 
easy, but it is worth it," 
said Marisa Maxwell '11, 
one of 11 members 
of LVC's field hockey 
team who major in 
physical therapy. 
"I'm a fourth-year 
PT major, and you 
would think it would 
conflict," Maxwell 
added, "but it's 
been pretty easy to 
be involved in both 
things. If I didn't have field hockey, I think I'd go crazy It's nice 
to have both to balance things out." 

It's also nice to have teammates who know what you're 

"It just goes along with the 
Division III philosophy. School 
has to be the primary focus." 

going through academically, particularly if you're still in the 
early stages of LVC's six-year doctoral PT program, as many of 
Maxwell's teammates are. 

"It's nice that we're all going through the same thing," said 
Caitlin Vasey '13 f the 2009 Commonwealth Conference Rookie 
of the Year in field hockey, on having Jeammates with whom 
to share the academic grind. "We have little study groups. We 
will quiz each other coming back from away games." 

But at Lebanon Valley, unlike at a lot of Division I schools 

Eleven of the 35 members of the #1-ranked 
LVC field hockey team are physical therapy 
majors. They are Mandi Albright '13, Meghan 
Clark "13, Kristin Clift '12, Gretchen Hafner 13, Tiff 
Harleman '14, Marisa Maxwell '11, Kelsey Miller '13, 
Shelly Nolt '13, Corinn Shute '13, Caitlin Vasey '13, 
and Kelsey Wallen '13. 

where playing a sport is almost like carrying a second major, 
field hockey always comes second to academics. Sometimes, 
the academic demands require Maxwell, Vasey, and their 
fellow PT majors to miss all or a portion of a given practice. 
And that's as it should be, said LVC field hockey coach Laurel 

"It just goes along with the Division III philosophy," noted 
Martin. "School has to be the primary focus. They do what 
they need to do to find success in both." 

The flip side, as Martin pointed out, is that philosophy 
actually allows LVC to recruit high-caliber field hockey players 
who simply wouldn't be able to both major in PT and play field 
hockey at a Division I school. Still, to balance both at LVC, one 
must possess almost super human time-management skills. 

"I really have to use my time wisely," said Maxwell. "On 
Fridays, other students will go to the movies or something, 
but I really don't have time for social stuff during the season. 
When I'm not at practice, I have to be studying. I find myself 
staying up late a lot during the week studying and catching 
up on sleep on weekends." That type of commitment isn't for 
everybody, but some, like Vasey, simply have both physical 
therapy and field hockey in their blood. 

"My mom is a physical therapist, and I would always go 
along with her to work," said Vasey. "I just grew to love it. I 
chose Lebanon Valley because they have the esteemed six- 
year (PT) program, but field hockey was also a big thing. I love 
it here and I love the choice I made." 

Editors Note: Field hockey is not alone among sports attracting PT 
majors. According to Jeremy Maisto, LVC registrar, 81 of LVC's 
488 student-athletes this year are majoring in physical therapy. 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon. 


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Benjamin "Ben" Smith '89 is serving on 
the board of directors for the International 
Society for Technology in Education 
(ISTE), after being elected the PK-12 
representative. His work with ISTE has 
taken him to Singapore and the Virgin 
Islands this year. 

Dr. Edward "Ed" F. 
Wirth '90 recendy 
received the 2009 
Bronze Medal and 
Distinguished Career Award at the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. Ed 
received the medal for his sustained scientific 
achievement in identifying and assessing the 
harmful effects of emerging contaminants 
present in U.S. coastal waters. He also was 
awarded a Bronze Medal in 2007 for his 
work on a team that conducted a post- 
Katrina contaminant assessment. He is the 
son-in-law of Dr. Paul Wolf, LVC professor 
emeritus of biology. 

Joseph F. Rilatt '91 was recently promoted 
to president of the Drovers Division of 
Fulton Bank in York County. He has been 
with Fulton Bank for 19 years. 

Dr. John Perozich '92 is a professor 
of biology at Franciscan University of 
Steubenville in Ohio. 

Charles William Bloss '93 is vice president 
and chief actuary at MVP Health Care in 
Schenectady, N.Y. He became a fellow of 
the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. 

Dr. Paul E. Richardson '96 was recently 
promoted to associate professor of 
biochemistry with tenure at Coastal 
Carolina University in Conway, S.C. 
He was also the recipient of the 2009 
outstanding alumni in medical sciences 
from the University of Southern Maine. 

Susan A. Spahr '96 is the director of 
development for the Lebanon Rescue Mission. 

Brian Charles Hughes '97 is the senior 
marketing manager at Oxford University 
Press in New York City. 

Deena Hixon Aguiar '98 is a schedule 
manager in the project planning and 
management group for research and 
development operations with Bristol-Myers 
Squibb in Princeton, N.J. 

Andrew D. Stoner '99 and his wife, 
Adrienne, have two children, Hannah, 4, 
and Jacob, 2. 

Eric B. White '99 and his wife, Lynn, are 
the proud parents of two future Dutchmen, 
Aidan, 5, and Bodie, 4 (right). Eric manages 
corporate communications for Redner s 
Markets, Inc., in Reading. 

Amy Beckley Barnett 

'01 is a compliance 
officer with the Millers- 
burg-based Mid Penn 

Eugene "Gene" Raymond Kelly '01 

accepted a position as a residence director 
while completing his doctoral studies 
in human development at Marywood 
University in Scranton. He also is serving 
as an adjunct instructor of psychology. 

Career Connections 

Over the past two years, students and alumni are discovering their 
unique Dutchman connection. The Offices of Career Services and 
Alumni Programs have teamed up to build LVC's online career 
mentoring program, Career Connections. The program provides 
the opportunity for current students to connect with LVC 
alumni for the purpose of exploration, networking, and 
mentoring through the job and/or internship search 

"My experiences at the Valley helped form the 
person I am today, and if I can help one student realize 
and appreciate their experiences at the Valley, I feel I 
will have paid something back to my alma mater," said 
Karen Milliken Young '84. Young is among the more 
than 450 alumni in the Career Connections database, 
serving as the Valley's largest alumni volunteer program. 

In fact, according 

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Students tend to feel the same way. In an anonymous questionnaire, one 
student noted, "The mentors I contacted were quick to respond and were 
very willing to answer the questions I had. Since they've been through the 
process, they were able to provide a unique perspective on the major that 
Career Services alone can't provide." 

In addition to serving as a career mentor through Career Connections, 
volunteers stay well informed on current Career Services and Alumni 
Programs career volunteer initiatives. From networking events to career 
panel discussions, there are plenty of opportunities for alumni to give back 
and prepare current Dutchmen for their futures. 

WINTER 2010 


Class News & Notes 


Christopher P. George '02 

was recently named 
coach for the girls* 
basketball program in 
the Pine Grove School 

Scott M. Rupp '02 and his wife, Kari, 
have two sons, Loudon Scott, 3, and Luke 
Michael, 2. 

Dr. Laura Elizabeth 
Fuhrman '03 received 
her Ph.D. in May 2009 
from Duke University. 
She is a postdoctoral research fellow with 
the National Institute of Environmental 
Health Sciences, investigating the toxicity of 
cadmium in the nematode, C. elegans. 

Arianne Gorniak '03 received her masters 
degree in education in May from Eastern 
Mennonite University. She also received 

a graduate certificate in peace building 
and conflict transformation in educational 
settings. She is an emotional support 
teacher in the Conestoga Valley School 
District in Lancaster. 

Eric Joseph Laychock '03 is a senior 
consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in 
McLean, Va. In his new role, he offers 
business analytic support to the Social 
Security Agency. 

From Football to Fighting Fire 


When he was a student at Lebanon Valley College, psychology 
was his major and football was his sport. But Scott Klein '09 had 
something else in his blood: a reason to get up early and stay 
up late. It was a passion, a purpose in life that extended beyond 
the classroom and the white lines of the 
football field, where Klein was a starting 
tight end for the Flying Dutchmen. 

The Silver Spring, Md., native wanted 
to be a firefighter— not a psychologist 
and not a football coach. A firefighter; a 
person who on any given day could be 
asked to risk his life to save another. 

Today, Klein is a full-time firefighter 
in Charlotte, N.C. It's not a job for just 
anybody, and Scott Klein is clearly not just 

"Obviously, you get to help people," 
Klein said on the rewarding aspects 
of firefighting. "But I think it would be 
cheesy or a cliche for me to say that's the 
real reason I became a firefighter. When 
we go to a fire, there's nothing like that excitement or adrenaline 
rush you get. 

"It's dangerous, but when you train and you know what you're 
doing, the pros outweigh the cons. It's something different every 
day. I get to work at least an hour early every day, and I'm still 
there an hour after we're done." 

Klein first became interested in becoming a firefighter when 
he was a student at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington and 
had the opportunity to spend half his school day taking a class at a 
local fire academy. "I just wanted to get out of high school, really," 
he said, with a chuckle. "Then, I decided that this was really cool." 

Klein began working as a volunteer fireman and continued 
to do so while a student at Lebanon Valley, assisting with the 
Annville Fire Department, just a stone's throw from campus. "I 
got really lucky with that," Klein said. "Whenever there was a 
call, all I had to do was run across campus and I was there." 

Now in Charlotte, Klein has had to put himself in harm's way 
on more than one occasion, but his most dangerous moment 
as a firefighter came when he was working with the Annville 
Fire Department battling a blaze at an old farmhouse. Though 
uninjured, Klein later found out that the structural damage to the 
farmhouse nearly caused a collapse while he and his co-workers 
were still inside. 

"If that had collapsed, it wouldn't have been good for us," 
he admits. 

But Klein accepts the danger of his job the same way he 
accepted potential trouble as a tight end on the football field: by 
relying on other members of his team. 

"I used what I learned in football to get hired," Klein said. "It's 
like, 'What can you bring to the table.' I learned that teamwork 
is also so important in the fire department. You and the people 
in the department have to work together to get the job done. 
Teamwork is vital." 

Klein's football experience at Lebanon Valley taught him 
valuable lessons he uses as a team player today. A struggling 
program when Klein arrived on campus in the fall of 2005, 
LVC has since become an upper echelon team in the Middle 
Atlantic Conference. And though he just missed the magical 
2009 season that culminated with an Eastern College Athletic 
Conference Southwest Bowl victory, Klein has no regrets. 

"I wouldn't trade being part of that team for anything," he said. 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon. 


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Mackenzie Lynch '03 received her masters 
degree in social work in May from Temple 

Kristine Daiber Warner '03, communi- 
cations and government relations coordi- 
nator for the Pennsylvania Association of 
Community Bankers in Harrisburg, was 
recently recognized by the Central Penn 
Business Journal on its list of Women of 
Influence 2010. She was recognized as "A 
woman, age 30 or under, who is stepping 
up to help shape the Central Pennsylvania 
of tomorrow." 

tTK^KW Scott Robert Wallace 

■ ^H fA I '04 received the Teacher 

LjV^H H of the Year Award for 

the state of Indiana 
from the Air Force Association. The award 
is given for a teacher s accomplishments 
and achievements in exciting K-12 
students about STEM (Science, Tech- 
nology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 
preparing them to use and contribute to 
tomorrows technologies. He is a teacher 
in the Bloomington Project School in 
Bloomington, Ind. 

Andrew Moser '05 

received a little help 
from a friend to 

surprise his then-girlfriend, Shaylene 
"Shay" Scheib '07, assistant director of 
annual giving at LVC. Andrew worked with 
Jon Lintz '07, regional sales director for 
Bespoke Fine Jewelry, for several months 
to design an engagement ring for Shay. 
Andrew had her pack for a surprise weekend 
away, then whisked her to Denver, where 
he "popped" the question before taking 
Shay to see her favorite ice hockey team, 
the Colorado Avalanche, play. Andrew is a 
research analyst for the Pennsylvania House 
of Representatives. 

Kristin Showalter Smith '05 is a music 
teacher for Center City Public Charter 
Schools in Washington, D.C. She and her 
husband also maintain a private music- 
lesson studio. 

LVC Hosts Harrisburg Symphony for Open-Air Concert 



A large crowd came to LVC for the 
third consecutive year to hear a free 
holiday concert under the stars by 
the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra 
(HSO) in July. HSO Conductor 
Stuart Malina, a former LVC 
Lazin Resident, directed a program 

that featured selections from Harry Potter, South Pacific, 

Tchaikovsky s 1812 Overture, and more. 


Stuart Malina, Music Director 

"We are pleased to be have been able to bring one 
of Harrisburg s cultural gems to Annville for the third 
consecutive year," said LVC President Stephen C. 
MacDonald. "By hosting it outside on the academic quad, 
area families were able to fully enjoy this premiere orchestra 
and make the annual concert a holiday weekend tradition." 
MacDonald serves on the board of the Harrisburg 
Symphony Orchestra, which for 79 years has been one of 
Harrisburg s cornerstone cultural institutions. 




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Show Your LVC Pride 



with a 

Thinking about getting a 
personalized Pennsylvania 

license plate? Now you can get 
the newly redesigned LVC plate 
featuring the Humanities Center. 
To be eligible for a Lebanon Valley 
College license plate, you must be 
a current student, alumnus, or 
friend of LVC. For directions to 
apply, visit wwwJvcedu.alumni/ 
Ikenseptate.aspx* call the Office of 
Alumni Programs at 1-800-ALUMLVC 
(1 -800-258-6582), or write to us at, 

WINTER 2010 


Class News & Notes 

Kelly Blanche 
Bastek '06 received 
her master s degree in 
English as a Second 
Language in July 2009 from the University 
of Turabo at The Pennsylvania State 
University, Berks. 

Michael "Sonny" Holding '06 received his 
master's degree in political management 
in May from the George Washington 
University in Washington, D.C. His wife, 
Carolina Russo-Holding '05 r is a legal 
assistant/paralegal for the law offices of 
Baker and Burch in Greenbelt, Md. 

*T^^*M Ashley Nicole 

■ ^B Wm Johnson '07 was 
^Ss^A named the 20 1 

Governors Educator 
Recipient for the West Freehold School 
Teacher of the Year in New Jersey. 

Rebecca Mary Shank '07 received her 
master's degree in secondary school 
counseling in May from Kutztown 
University of Pennsylvania. She is a mobile 
therapist with Concern Counseling 
Services in Fleetwood. 


Darnell Epps '08 

received his master's 
degree in music in May 
from Washington State 

Lauren Elizabeth Woodring '08 received 
her master's degree in history in May from 
La Salle University. 

Heather A. Aurand '09 

is an admissions 
counselor at Central 
Pennsylvania College 
in East Pennsboro Township. 

Class of 2010 

Annual Follow-Up Survey 


experiences with students, faculty, 

employers, and alumni. 

Sara Kehler M'09 is the manager of 
experiential programs at Harrisburg 
University of Science and Technology. 

Scott Klein '09 is a firefighter in Charlotte, N.C. 
(See story on p. 28.) 

Nashville Novice 


Brian Dempsey '10 interned with the legendary House of Blues 
in Nashville, Tenn., a recording studio that boasts hit albums 
from Avril Lavigne, Kid Rock, and Miley Cyrus. 
A music recording technology major, Dempsey 
said, "The opportunity to work in an esteemed 
studio in the music capital and interact with 
professional recording artists every day was an 
experience that will keep me on the cutting edge 
of a very competitive business." 

Dempsey learned the etiquette of a profession- 
al studio but said "as an intern you don't get to do 
as much as you hope." Because the studio works 
with famous musicians, an intern's job is mostly 
behind the scenes. "A recording studio is nothing 
more than a five-star hotel for artists and their 
engineers," he said. "We provide every amenity they could ask 
for and make sure everything works, no matter what it takes." 
Dempsey assisted with set up and prepared the studio for re- 
cording sessions, then packed up the equipment and kept the 
studio organized and clean for the exclusive clientele. 

But there was some glamour for Dempsey: He shook hands 
with musician Robert Plant, an English singer and songwriter 
best known for performing lead vocals for Led Zeppelin, and 

met artist Alison Kraus, a bluegrass-country singer, songwriter, 
and fiddler who has been nominated for more than 30 Grammy 
Awards. Although meeting famous recording artists was a nice 
experience, he said, "I most value the industry connections 
I forged and the hands-on knowledge I gained about running 
a studio effectively." The time he spent in conversation with 
professional recording engineers who work with highly successful 
artists every day, was much more educational than a hand- 
shake from a celebrity. Those conversations about technology, 
techniques, and trends in the industry provided insights that 
will impact his career as a recording engineer. 

A Philadelphia native, Dempsey was introduced to LVC by a 
friend majoring in education. He knew in high school that he 
wanted to pursue a major in music recording technology, and 
when he heard about the College's program and experienced 
its friendly, family-like atmosphere, he was hooked. While at 
the Valley, Dempsey focused on percussion but dabbled in 
guitar, bass, and keyboard, and practiced writing and creating 
his own music. He was a member of the band Double Enten- 
dre, and served as warden of the music fraternity Sinfonia. 

Samuel Shoemaker '11 is an historical communications 
major who interned in the LVC Office of College Relations 
this fall 


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In Their Own Words 

Visit to follow the adventures of these students who are enjoying 
the LVC experience both near and abroad this spring. 

Brittany Flood '13, an art and art history 
major from Fayetteville, will be blogging from 
Berlin, Germany. 

Chase Ferrario '12 is an actuarial science 
major from Halifax blogging from Perugia, 

Natalie Snyder '13 is a health science and 
Spanish double major from Manheim who 
will be studying abroad in Valladolid, Spain. 

Angel Walker '14 is an early childhood educa- 
tion and special education major from Wilm- 
ington, Del. 

Brandine Williams '12, a business administra- 
tion and religion double major, will be 
studying abroad in Athens, Greece. 

Rosemary Bucher '14 is a digital communica- 
tions and vocal performance double major 
from Palmyra. 

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* Violet Oakley: Painting a "Palace of Art" 
at the Pennsylvania State Capitol 

October 29- December 12, 2010 

Violet Oakley* Penn's Vision "Bchoid My Servant Whom t Uphold He Shall 
Not Fail Nor Be Discouraged till He Have Set judgment in the Earth," 
1902-03, oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 37 inches, courtesy of the Pennsylvania 
Capitol Preservation Committee 

* Visions of Nature: Nineteenth-Century 
Women Landscape Artists 

' NUARY21 -March 27,2011 

.Josephine Waiters, Hudson River Scene, 1SS4, oil on e< 
zhes. courtesy of the Neville-Strass Collection 

was, 17 x 28 

40th Annual juried Art Exhibition 

April 8 -23, 2011 

~verlee Lehr: Geometric Progressions 

AY6-JUNE26 r 2011 

verlee Lehr, Winter Play, 2007, stoneware and aluminum, 
xt2K2 inches, courtesy of the artist 

Lebanon Valley College 

Call 717-867-6445 or visit 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5 p.rn.-S p.m. 

Thursday and Friday, I p. 111.-4:30 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. -5 p.m. 

and by appointment for groups 

In Memoriam 


Ruth Armacost Muffly '32 died Aug. 22 in Lewisburg at the age 
of 99. She had been employed in the food service department of 
Bucknell University. For many years, she was the supervisor of the 
women's dining hall and retired as the assistant director of that 
department in 1978. Before and after retirement, she assisted her 
second husband in his veterinary practice. She was a member of 
St. John's United Church of Christ, Lewisburg; the Lewisburg 
Chapter 394, Order of the Eastern Star; and the American 
Association of University Women. Muffly was an avid flower and 
vegetable gardener. Among others, she is survived by a grand- 
daughter, Nicole L. Dennis '92. 

Margaret Longenecker Kern '34 died July 23 in Middletown at 
the age of 97. She taught in Middletown Area Schools for more 
than 20 years. She also worked with her husband at Kerns Sporting 
Goods in Middletown for 20 years. Kern was an active member of 
the Presbyterian Congregation in Middletown, serving on a variety 
of committees. She was an active volunteer with the Middletown 
Public Library well into her 90s. Kern was a member of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, the Order of the Eastern 
Star, Middletown Women's Club, Dauphin County Retired 
Teachers' Association, and the Pennsylvania State Education 

Dr. Leonard "Joe" B. Volkin '34 died Nov. 16, 2009, in Coconut 
Creek, Fla., at the age of 97. He served as a staff sergeant in the 
U.S. Army during World War II. He began his career teaching 
chemistry and physics, as well as coaching the high school football 
team in Mt. Pleasant. Volkin continued his career as a clinical 
psychologist, teaching as a professor at the University of California, 
as well as counseling, teaching, and testing in the private arena. 
He retired in 1982. He enjoyed reading, cooking, and following 
college and professional sports. 

Grace Naugle Sinclair '37 died July 17 in Hershey at the age of 
94. She was a member of the Church of the Redeemer United 
Church of Christ in Hershey, where she also served as a church 
elder. Sinclair had been president of the Hershey Horticulture 
Society, the Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, the Lebanon 
Valley College Auxiliary, and the Forum of Annville. She also was 
a member and former volunteer of the Mohler Senior Center of 
Hershey and the first president of the Hummelstown Women's 

Ruth Rohrer Freed '39 died March 25 in Lewistown at the age 
of 93. She was retired with 38 years of service as a second-grade 
teacher for the Greenwood School District in Millerstown. She 
and her late husband, Daniel, owned and operated Freed's Drive- 
in, Port Trevorton, until the late 1970s. Freed was a member 
of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Public School Employees' 
Retirement System, and attended the Zion (Halls) Lutheran 
Church of Port Trevorton. Among others, she is survived by a 
daughter, Joanne Freed Dissinger '62. 


Rebecca Parks Umstead '41 died May 7 in Winter Haven, Fla., at 
the age of 91. She worked as a public health nurse in Monmouth 
County, N.J., and at Fitkin Hospital until 1958 when she began 
teaching kindergarten in Asbury Park. She was a member of First 
United Methodist Church in Oakhurst, Jersey Shore Women's 
Club, and Ocean Grove Chapter No. 170 O.E.S. Umstead retired 
to Winter Haven in 1976, where she was a member of St. John's 
United Methodist Church, Winter Haven Women's Republican 
Club, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, and Chapter 
No. 7 A Order of the Eastern Star. For many years, she was a 
volunteer escort for St. John's members and friends on bus trips, 
cruises, and extended trips through the eastern U.S. Among others, 
she is survived by a son, H. Clay Umstead '69. 

Harry I. Drendall '42 died Aug. 20 in Coplay at the age of 89. He 

was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Marines in 
the Pacific Theater. Drendall was a career music educator and band/ 
orchestra master, first at Yeadon Elementary Schools in Easton, then 
at Easton Junior High School. He also taught at Overlook School 
for the Blind, Centennial, Forks, and Tracy elementary schools 
in Easton. He taught private lessons in piano, wind instruments, 
and music theory. Drendall served as president of the Easton Area 
Education Association and vice president of the Easton Community 
Concerts Association. He was a member of the Easton Schoolman's 
Club and the Brown & Lynch American Legion Band. 

Sarah "Sally" Hartman Sweger '42 died April 27 in Columbia at 
the age of 88. She taught English, Latin, and French for seven years 
in the Juniata County School District. Sweger was a member of the 
Columbia Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday school 
teacher, member of the Gleaners Sunday school, church deacon, and 
a member of the Women's Association. She was a volunteer for the 
former Columbia Hospital, Columbia Meals on Wheels program, 
and various activities at St. Johns Herr Estate in Columbia. Among 
others, she is survived by a daughter, Lou Ann Sweger Steelman 78, 
and two sons, Dr. Keith W Sweger '83 and Larry E. Sweger '71. 

Dr. John A. Bamberger '43 died Nov. 25, 2009, in Richland at 
the age of 87. He was a retired otolaryngologist and a veteran of 
the U.S. Army. Bamberger enjoyed being active, and was a master 
of tennis and skiing. He rafted down the Salmon "River of No 
Return" through Idaho twice with his family. He also enjoyed 
wood-working and collecting antiques. 

Miriam Carper Frey '44 died Aug. 5 in Palmyra at the age of 87. 
She had been a vocal music supervisor at Palmyra High School 
for five years. A member of Palmyra Church of the Brethren, Frey 
retired in 1983 after serving 42 years as minister of music. After 
retirement, she was organist at Harrisburg First Church of the 
Brethren for seven years, amassing more than 50 years of service 
providing church music. She played the organ at Lebanon Valley 
Brethren Home chapel services and other functions. Frey also was 
organist at two annual conferences of the Church of the Brethren 
in Ocean Grove, N.J. She was a member of the National Music 
and Worship Commission in Elgin, 111., the Harrisburg chapter 
of the American Guild of Organists, the American Association 

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In Memoriam 

of University Women, the Palmyra Women's Club, and president 
of the Palmyra Rotary Ann Club. Frey had been an instructor of 
piano and organ for 37 years and appeared in the 1951 Who's Who 
in Music. 

Grace Bardarik Dany '46 died Jan. 23 in San Antonio, Texas, at 
the age of 86. She was an organist in the Presbyterian Church 
from the age of 12, with her ministry lasting more than 50 years. 
Both her father and husband were ministers and her mother was a 
missionary. Dany was an active participant with the Ministry of the 
Written Word, helping to publish the Welcome News, which was 
written by her husband. 

Barbara Kilheffer Baker '48 died July 4 in Cornwall at the age of 
82. She taught science and math in various Berks County schools, 
most recendy at Sacred Heart School in West Reading, from which 
she retired. Baker was a member of Calvary Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in Laureldale and of their congregation council and various 
church committees. She enjoyed traveling. Among others, Baker 
is survived by her husband, Robert E. Baker '49; daughter, Robin 
Baker Thomson 76; son, Paul B. Baker 79; and daughter-in-law, 
Tracy Allgier-Baker 79. 

Elaine Frock Stepanek '48 died Feb. 20 in Santa Barbara, Calif., 
at the age of 83. She had worked at Bell Telephone Company and 
had been an economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
Stepanek had been president of the Lobero Theatre Association 
in Santa Barbara. She was a philanthropist and community 
leader, and actively and generously supported numerous cultural, 
educational, and medical organizations locally and nationally. 

Douglas R. Earich '49 died May 18 in Shady Grove, Md., at the 
age of 82. Earich served in the U.S. Army as a Technician Fifth 
Grade of the 74th Armored Division Signal Circuit at Fort Knox, 
Ky. He worked in various capacities for the U.S. government for 36 
years including in the departments of commerce, navy, and army. 
He was also associated with the Bendix Corporation and with 
the Operations Research Office of The Johns Hopkins University. 
He served as deputy director of civilian personnel for the U.S. 
Department of Defense from January 1970 to March 1996. 
He created the Executive Leadership Development Program for 
professional women managers in the federal government. Earich 
enjoyed traveling, reading, and singing. He was a member of 
Oddfellows Mt. Zion Lodge No. 74 in York. 

Dr. Dennis Light Funck '49 died April 9 at the age of 83. He received 
the E.I. DuPont Scholarship during his final year of studies at the 
University of Delaware. He was a veteran of World War II, having 
served with the U.S. Army for two years. Funck was employed by 
the E.I. DuPont de Nemours Company as a research chemist for 34 
years, retiring in 1986. He worked in the development of plastics 
and holds many patents. He was a member of Concord Presbyterian 
Church in Wilmington, Del., for more than 50 years, where he 
served as financial secretary and clerk of session. Funck also was an 
ordained deacon and elder. He enjoyed visiting Longwood Gardens 
and Hersheypark with his grandchildren, and was an avid fan of 
their lacrosse and field hockey teams. 

Ralph R. Kline '49 died July 24 in Lebanon at the age of 87. He 
was a World War II veteran, having served in the 95th Division 
of the U.S. Army. Kline was a production planning supervisor 
at Sterling Drug Company in Myerstown for 36 years, retiring 
in 1984. He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church in 
Myerstown, where he sang in the choir for 60 years and taught 
Sunday school for more than 50 years. He was a member of the 
Myerstown Lions Club, the Eastern Lebanon County school board, 
and Myerstown Borough Council. Kline was past commander of 
the former Myerstown American Legion, charter and life member 
of the Myerstown VFW, life member of the Richland American 
Legion Post 880 and the Goodwill Fire Company in Myerstown, 
member of the Keystone Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 in 
Myerstown, and a former scout master. He coached Myerstown 
midget baseball and played basketball on the sad sacks team for the 
American Legion for many years. Kline was an avid Philadelphia 
Phillies and Eagles fan. 

Thomas M. Zimmerman '49 died Aug. 4 in Stoystown at the 
age of 86. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served 
in Company L, 60th Infantry Regiment 9th Division. He was 
wounded in Germany, for which he received a Purple Heart. 
Zimmerman taught math for 40 years at the former Forbes High 
School, was a former school bus driver, and had been an employee 
of Pennsylvania Turnpike South Somerset Service Plaza. He 
was a life member of the Pennsylvania and National Education 
associations, and Disabled American Veterans. Zimmerman served 
as chair of the Stoystown Borough Water Authority for 31 years. 
He voted in every election since 1 942. Zimmerman was a member 
of Grace Lutheran Church, Stoystown, where he served on council 
and as chair of the Christmas project. 

Raymond A. Kline '50, H'90 died April 14 in Olney at the age 
of 83. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and in 
1946 was a guard at the Nuremberg war crime trials. He was in 
the U.S. military police until 1951. During his career, he was a 
project engineer with the Army Missile Command in Alabama, 
and in the 1960s worked at the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) as an aide to rocket scientist Wernher von 
Braun. In a speech Kline wrote for Braun, he coined the phrase, 
"In the Apollo program, the moon is our Paris." He served as the 
associate administrator for management operations at NASA from 
1968 to 1979, at which time he became deputy administrator for 
the General Services Administration (GSA). He twice served as 
the GSA's acting administrator, once at President Ronald Reagan's 
request. From 1985 to 1992, Kline led the National Academy of 
Public Administration, a nonpartisan organization chartered by 
Congress to help public organizations improve their effectiveness. 
He received NASA's Distinguished Service Medal, the GSA 
Distinguished Service Award, and the Distinguished Service 
Award from the National Archives and Records Administration. 
He also was awarded the rank of Distinguished Senior Executive 
by President Reagan. Kline served on the boards of the Kerr 
Foundation and the Procurement Round Table. 



Albert J. Nepi '50 died June 17 in Carlisle at the age of 85. He was 
a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. Nepi was a retired 
custodian at the former St. Gregory the Great Church in Lebanon. 
He was a member of the Church of St. Cecilia, Lebanon, where he 
served as a eucharistic minister. He was a member of the American 
Legion, the National Rifle Association, the Young Men's Christian 
Association, the Holy Name Society, the Orioles, and the Sons of 
the Italy Lodge. Among others, Nepi was preceded in death by a 
stepson, Clyde C. Collins '64. 

Robert S. Shaak '50 died May 27 in Millersville at the age of 82. 
He was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard. Shaak had been 
a mathematics professor at Millersville University for 30 years, 
retiring in 1992. Prior to that, he taught math at Wilson High 
School in Berks County where he also was the football coach 
for 1 1 years. His greatest love and interest was his family: three 
children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. 
His favorite activities were bridge, cross-country skiing, and 
environmental causes. 

John C. Smith Jr. '50 died April 1 in West Chester at the age of 
88. During WW. II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific 
Theater as a carpenter's mate third-class. Smith retired in 1989 as a 
purchasing manager at Philadelphia Suburban Water Company in 
Bryn Mawr. Among others, he is survived by a stepdaughter, Amy 
Grey Lanza '82. 

Charles M. Tice '50 died June 18 in Wells, Maine, at the age of 
82. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught 
in schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to 
Massachusetts where he was a principal at the Quaboag Regional 
School and the North Brookfield High School, both in Warren. 
Tice later developed a Christian school in Townsend for the First 
Baptist Church. During a break in his career, he managed the 
Redstone Theatres in Worcester. Teaching made him happiest, 
and he spent the last 10 years of his career in the classroom 
teaching history at the Worcester Vocational School. He was past 
commander of the American Legion Post No. 346 in Neptune, 
N.J. Tice was an avid reader, stamp and coin collector, and enjoyed 
fishing and walking in the woods. 

Evelyn Toser '52 died May 4 in Harrisburg at the age of 81. 
For more than 25 years, she was employed as the administrative 
secretary to the deputy secretary of health for the Commonwealth. 
She was an avid supporter of the Harrisburg Symphony and a 
volunteer in the Harrisburg Community Theatre (HCT), now 
Theatre Harrisburg. Toser was a chorus member of their 1962 
production of The Music Man, and served as the business manager 
for The HCT Road Company, holding rehearsals in her home in 
Bellevue Park. Among others, she is survived by her loyal friend of 
60 years, Dr. Betty Criswell Hungerford '54, H'09. 

Joann Butt Roberts '54 died July 10 in Solebury at the age of 
77. She taught music for 40 years, including every educational 
level from elementary school through college. She taught in the 
Centennial school system; within the U.S. Air Force Dependent 
Schools at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda; and at Delaware 
Valley College (DVC) in Doylestown. As a longtime faculty 

member at DVC, Roberts was an associate professor who served as 
choral director, director of cultural affairs, as well as a teacher in the 
general studies department. 

John "Jack" E. Goodman '56 died April 14 at the age of 75. He 
was a school music teacher in Lykens, Bethlehem, and Palmerton. 
For 17 years, he was director of the instructional materials service 
with the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit, which was comprised 
of 14 school districts. He was best-known in the Allentown area for 
his organ playing of Broadway-style musicals and choir directing in 
churches, schools, theaters, and auditoriums. He served churches 
in Harrisburg, Pine Grove, Lykens, and other areas for more than 
60 years. He was the house organist for the Hershey Theatre for 
more than 50 years, and for many years, was the organist for the 
Grand Lodge Pennsylvania and organist/choir director for the 
Lehigh Consistory in Allentown. 

Cmdr. Robert M. Hipp '58 died April 26 in Lebanon at the age 
of 74. He served 32 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Hipp was 
a Mason with both the William S. Snyder Masonic Lodge and 
Old Paxton Lodge. He also was a member of the Zembo Shrine 
of Harrisburg; Scottish Rite-Valley of Harrisburg; National 
Sojourners, Inc.; Fleet Reserve Association; Navy Club; and St. 
Luke's Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Hipp was a master musician 
and played both piano and organ for many of these organizations' 
official events. He also was a member of both Harbor North and 
Wellwood yacht clubs in Maryland. 

Dr. John B. Hoffman '59 died Aug. 19 in Lebanon at the age of 
74. He had practiced dentistry since 1963. Hoffman was president 
of the Lebanon Historical Society, a board member of Mt. 
Lebanon Cemetery, and an active member of the Lebanon County 
Republican Committee. Previously, he served on many committees 
while a resident of Chautauqua. He enjoyed designing, creating, 
and sharing fine furniture and wood-working pieces with his 
friends and family. Hoffman also enjoyed gardening, dinner with 
friends, and literature and films portraying World War II. He had a 
lifelong love of the Philadelphia As and the Philadelphia Phillies. 


Leo John Savastio '60 died May 28 in Harrisburg at the age of 
76. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean 
War. Savastio was a retired English teacher from Red Land High 
School, and previously taught at Cedar Cliff and Red Lion high 
schools. After retiring from teaching, he worked full-time for the 
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in one of the state stores. 
After retirement, he worked several part-time jobs including for 
Dasher Courier Service, Pep Boys, and the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 
where he helped with car shows. Savastio was president of the 
Susquehanna Township Lions Club, a longtime member of the 
Penbrook American Legion, and a member of the former West 
Shoremen Drum Corps. He coached numerous sports at Cedar 
Cliff and was the golf coach at Red Land High School until his 
retirement. Among others, Savastio is survived by a sister-in-law, 
Alice Bomberger Savastio '55. 

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In Memoriam 

Judith A. Kressler '61 died Nov. 23, 2009, in Chattanooga, 
Tenn., at the age of 70. In 1968, she taught in Kaiserslautern, 
Germany, in U.S. Defense schools and published kindergarten 
teacher editions of weekly readers. Kressler was a public school 
reading specialist for 25 years in Montgomery County, Md. After 
retirement from the public school system, she opened her own 
tutoring business in Naples, Fla. 

Janet Gerry Hellmuth '62 died May 1 in Florida at the age of 69. She 
worked in real estate in the early 1980s and was active in social groups 
at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in North Palm Beach, Fla. 
Hellmuth volunteered with the Lion Country Safari in the Palm Beach 
Zoo at Dreher Park and the Palm Beach County Home. She was an 
avid crafter, studied Chinese cooking, and enjoyed traveling, especially 
to national parks and zoos across the country. 

The Rev. Mimi P. Meyer '68 died Dec. 29, 2009, in Rogers Park, 
111., at the age of 63. Among others, she was preceded in death by 
her father, Malcolm Meyer, who was on LVC's Board of Trustees 
from 1967 through 1974, and served as chair from 1971 to 1973. 

Janice Koehler Richardson '68 died Aug. 1 1 in Texas at the age 
of 63. She was an educator for 42 years, with 33 of those spent 
as a librarian. She loved children and books and shared her love 
of reading with generations of young readers. Richardson held 
numerous leadership positions with professional education and 
library associations. She also was a volunteer for many causes and 
was a talented pianist. 


Dr. William W. Moyer 70 died June 14 in Lancaster at the age 
of 61. He began his career as a visiting professor of psychology 
at Franklin and Marshall College, and in 1977 joined the faculty 
at Millersville University as a professor. For 10 years, he chaired 
the psychology department. Moyer also provided service on 
departmental committees and the university's academic policies 
committee. He was an active member of St. Johns Episcopal 
Church. Moyer served as a consultant with the Lancaster 
Theological Seminary, public defender's office, Prospectus, Smith 
and Robson Forensic Engineers and Scientists, Community 
Services Group, and the Memtest Corporation. He also 
volunteered with the Lancaster Red Cross Disaster Relief Unit and 
provided psychological services to relief workers in Puerto Rico. 

Lawrence F. Riedman, Esq., 70 died April 21 in Bethesda, Md., 
at the age of 61. He held many federal jobs related to civil rights. 
Early in his career, Riedman was a public information specialist 
at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a field 
representative, writer, and editor at the U.S. Commission on 

Civil Rights from 1976 to 1984, and a systemic discrimination 
investigator at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development from 1987 to 1991. From 1991 to 2000, Riedman 
worked as a fair-lending specialist at the Office of the Comptroller 
of the Currency. 

Eric John Schubert 77 died June 29 in Kissimmee, Fla., at the age 
of 55. He was the office manager at Open Door International, Inc. 
He was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Orlando. 
His greatest joy was found in helping and serving others. 

The Rev. Christine S. Paules 78 died March 31 at the age of 53. 

She was the spiritual leader at St. Luke's United Church of Christ 
in Philadelphia since 2002. Paules also served as pastor of Mayfair 
Presbyterian Church from 1988 to 1995, and as pastoral associate 
at Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church from 1998 to 2001. 
She was well known for spontaneously starting her congregation 
clapping or requesting another verse of "This Little Light of 
Mine," and began every service by saying, "No matter who you 
are or where you are on life's journey, you are always welcome at 
St. Luke's." She enjoyed traveling, golfing, and relaxing with her 

Michael Scott Ream A'01 died March 29 in Ephrata at the age of 
50. He worked at Burkholder Paving in Ephrata for 31 years. Ream 
coached Ephrata midget football for 23 years and had been the 
head coach for boys' lacrosse at Ephrata High School since 2003. 
He loved the beach, surf fishing, and going to his family's cabin in 
Mifflin County. 

Friends of the College 

Paul Frederick Hungerford died Oct. 8 in Harrisburg at the age 
of 90. He spent 30 years as an executive with the March of Dimes 
before retiring in 1979. A four-year, four-sport athlete and violinist 
in high school, he played golf regularly until two years ago. He was 
a lifetime member of the Elks Club and 30-year member of the 
Pine Street Presbyterian Church. Among others, he is survived by 
his wife of 36 years, Dr. Betty Criswell Hungerford '54, H'09. 

Steven R. Johnson died April 25 in Hershey at the age of 51. He 
was the owner and operator of Johnson's Hotel in Annville since 
1987. Johnson was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church, the 
Annville American Legion Post 559, and the Union Hose Fire 
Company social club. He enjoyed playing softball and golf. Among 
others, he is survived by a sister, Nancy Johnson Hartman, LVC's 
accounts payable coordinator and bookkeeper. 


the valley 

Twas the night before finals . . . 

Twas the night before finals 
and all through the halls, 
the students were focused 
on exams, large and small. 

And the one common factor 
that united this cohort 
was they all received aid 
through Valley Fund support. 

The semester was ending, It provided their scholarships 

winter break was so near, and the newest technology, 

but these students placed work highly-qualified professors, 

before holiday cheer, and tools for the library. 

For they knew the importance 
of academic success 
and none would just settle 
for anything less. 

Michael studied physical therapy, 
and learned to heal joints, 
and Jocelyn broke field hockey records 
for scoring the most points. 

Jim studied chemistry 
while art was for Mary, 
and Carlos couldn't wait 
to be called an actuary. 

Joe went on a service trip 
helping families in strife, 
while Kayla walked for miles 
in the campus Relay for Life. 

By those who now have given, 
our students feel so blessed 
for you have made the difference 
and kept them at their best. 

And if you still must make your gift, 
there's time left, have no fear, 
just mail the envelope, call, or click, 
before the close of the calendar year. 

Wishing you the season's best 
from all of us at LVC! 

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friends, reminisce about your college years, and enjoy fun throughout the 
weekend. Beginning this winter, visit for a schedule, 
information on where to stay and eat, and a list of your classmates who 
are planning to attend. 

Help us gather your classmates! 

Contact the Office of Alumni Programs 
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you get in touch with long fost friends.